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inflammation markers?

Postby jazzbabe » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:25 am

After my massive flare up I had a blood test and got results today along with a referral back to Rheumatology. My GP had said that if there was raised inflammation markers it could throw my fibro diagnosis in doubt and they are up. Not to a worrying level (in the GPs eyes) but for me it is, as I was just beginning to get my head round possibly having fibro. I'm only just beginning to get back to normal pain levels after being a mess since the beginning of December. Not sure what the outcome will be but I've only got to wait until 21st of this month.
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Re: inflammation markers?

Postby Acei » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:53 am

In my experience, inflammation markers are more an indication of arthritis such as ankylosing spondylitis. I was originally diagnosed with AS, but the lack of inflammation markers in later tests eventually led to a diagnosis of FMS.

I'm not a doctor so a specialist is best placed to make a diagnosis.
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Re: inflammation markers?

Postby millymoodoo » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:28 am

Hi

I too have firbro but the only time my inflamation markers are raised is when the crohn's disease that i have is flared!!! Do you have ibs as that can raise your markers too?

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Re: inflammation markers?

Postby shazq » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:30 pm

Glad you dont have to wait to long before you see the rheumy Jazz, try not to worry as inflammation can cover a number of things, like you gp said they were not at a worrying level. :hugs:
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Re: inflammation markers?

Postby jazzbabe » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:03 am

I seem to be getting sensitive to wheat so whether it is linked to this I don't know, I do suffer with constipation but that's probably due to tramadols but the other week I had the runs every time I went for no particular reason so maybe I have now got IBS. I think I may have had it years ago and was on Colofac for a while but everything had sorted itself.
I'm hoping it is down to the omeprazol tablets I was put on. My flare started two weeks after starting the course and the side affects did include joint pain. I'm hoping it is just that. It's frustrating to think that I may be on another testing treadmill. I had tests for all types of arthritis, ankylosing spondilitis, lumbar puncture for MS, the electrical resistance test not sure what that was for! I've had so much blood taken for so many tests I've lost count.
My symptoms are joint pain of varying degrees, back pain, neck pain, pain between the should blades, sore or restricted feeling to wind pipe , sore throat, tinnitus, lack of concentration, sharp bee sting like pain in thigh and down side, bloating, sleep loss, inability to distinguish hot and cold, burning sensation in hands, head aches that suddenly hit like I've been kicked, blurred vision, dizzyness, pain in hands and loss of use, I often wake up with my little and next fingers paralysed and crossed.
I get worse when due for the curse, when stressed or when cold and damp or excessively hot. Think I'd have been shot years ago if I was a horse!
Not sure how many of my symptoms are the same as other things and which ones are purely fibro.
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Re: inflammation markers?

Postby jazzbabe » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:34 pm

I forgot feet that feel like a Shire horse is dancing a fandango on them! My hair is falling out too but that could be menopause and gabapentin. I also get spots on one side of my face but that may be due to tramadols as it seems that when I have higher dose I get a flare up of them. I often get in scalding baths because I can't feel how hot it is. Normally it's when my bits sizzle I realise! Or OH gets in and hops straight out again we have a large bath and share every night.
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Re: inflammation markers?

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:24 pm

I have a high CRP level and my ESR is slightly high also.

Iv been tested for Lupus and any food intolerances and all clear.

My GP told me it was *just me* :-? my CRP is always roughly the same. Its 31 so just over the high levels but doctors seem to think its nothing to worry about and no further action needed :dunno:

I suppose at least it shows then there is a problem and it is consistant to symptoms and conditions yet fibro isnt supposed to cause inflammation and chatting to several doctors in various parts of the NHS seem to all feel that fibro/CFS can in fact inflamme the body. It just confuses me and i carry on until something else appears :lol:
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Re: inflammation markers?

Postby jazzbabe » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:58 pm

My GP is pretty good and knows I react to pills when I shouldn't etc. He isn't convinced fibro is progressive though. I guess I have so many silly things, we can never work out where my back problems end and the fibro begins for a start. I guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens on the 21st. It's so frustrating.
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