So the weekend before Thanksgiving in 2011 I woke up with a sore throat. I didn't think much of it because sore throats were really common for me. I had kissing tonsils when I was younger and couldn't get them removed until 3rd grade due to the insurance company. Which met lots of strep and tonsillitis and lots of prescribed antibiotics. Well then the Tuesday before thanksgiving I woke up with a rash on my legs. It was super itchy but I thought I had an allergic reaction to something and didn't think much of it because I had a doctors appointment the next morning. By the time I got to the doctors the rash had spread to my back (didn't go past my bra line), arms and butt. The rash itch so bad and felt like my skin was on fire. Without hesitation (due to my history of strep) my doctor said the rash was due to strep and gave me antibiotics. My throat looked normal but I did have a strawberry tongue. Well I got progressively worse as the week went on. My joints hurt so bad..it felt like a broke my wrist at one point and I would wake up in cold sweats but would never develop a temperature and I would sleep like no other. We finally had a blood test done and it came back positive for test. So my doctor sent me to an infectious disease specialist. She diagnosed me with Post streptococcal reactive arthritis. And prescribe for me to get a penicillin shot once a month for a year. After the penicillin shots were done I had another blood test done and I am still showing positive for strep and it's at the same levels as the first time.
I'm not sure what to think right now...Why am I still showing positive for strep and why did it not go away with all the penicillin?View Thread