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High White Count Inflammation Blood Work Joint Pain Lyme
Let me explain: H having the ANA high and sed rate high, this could happen in many diseases, being young i would consider jra, but jra usually the joints will swollen and stiff and involve more than few joints. Dose the patient have any other symptoms? Is he healthy otherwise? Dose patient have a recent vaccinations? Let me know. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
Penny has RA and is on Orencia (abatacept) and methotrexate. Recent increase in joint pain along with low energy. Blood work says high WBC and high SED rate of 50?
Rheumatoid Arthritis: can sometimes be a tough condition to treat. Methotrexate is an excellent medication for RA but sometimes may need dose adjustments or adjunct treatment. Increasing joint pain and low energy are possible signs that the rheumatoid is not under control. A visit to the rheumatologist or treating physician is needed. ...Read more
Yes: Lyme disease can cause symmetric polyarthralgias - pain in numerous joints on both sides of the body. Although rare, lyme disease is usually easy to treat if identifed quickly. There are blood tests so if you and your dr have a concern, it shoud be pretty quick to rule in/out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please explain if it is possible for a person with Lyme disease to have symmetrical joint pain on both sides?
I had a neg Lyme test, was treated for a month with abx., had herx at that time. Now a yr later low grade fever and joint pain. Could this be Lyme?
Could be others: Depending on your exposure to ticks in your neck of the woods, you should have also been tested for other tick-borne illnesses since they travel in packs (Anaplasma, Babesia, Human granulocytic/monocytic Erlichiosis, others). If not tested, you could have one of these other infections, including Lyme, or else it my be entirely different diagnosis. It's best to get it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was bitten by two ticks last june and have been having fatigue and joint pain. Treating with sulfasalazine since march this year. Lyme?
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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