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My ESR and CRP levels are high. Is it due to the fibromyalgia that I have?

My ESR and CRP levels are high. Is it due to the fibromyalgia that I have?

Inflammation: Esr and CRP levels indicate inflammation. It could be a connective tissue ailment other than fibromyalgia. Also it could be from teeth and gum disease (periodontal infection) and sinusitis which require treatment. Try a healthy diet with many colorful fruit and vegetables, whole grain, non fat dairy and fish while avoiding meat and concentrated sweets .This along with aerobic exercise helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


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My ESR and CRP levels are high. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and also have raynauds, ulcers in mouth, sleep disturbances. Could it be lupus?

My ESR and CRP levels are high. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and also have raynauds, ulcers in mouth, sleep disturbances. Could it be lupus?

Fibromyalgia/lupus: Sounds like you have autoimmune disease like lupus or mixed connective tissue disease. Your symptoms can certainly be due to it. Fibromyalgia can, however, coexist with lupus, and the presence of lupus does not necessarily exclude coexistence of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a clinical diagnosis based on history and exam, and represents a chronic pain syndrome distinct from lupus. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have CRP always 20-22 and ESR 52. Is is related to fibromylagia? Cbc always normal . Should is start worrying

Diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have CRP always  20-22 and ESR 52. Is is related to fibromylagia? Cbc always normal . Should is start worrying

ESR: Should not be elevated with fibromyalgia. It is a noon-specific marker of inflammation. You should find out what is inflamed and CRP is high. You need further work up with rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What diseases are indicative of high ESR and CRP levels?

Inflammatory state: Both ESR and CRP are elevated in patients with inflammation. It may be infection or non-infectious inflammation. Common causes are osteomyelitis, arthritis, pneumonia, appendicitis, cellulitis, colitis etc. ...Read more

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Had blood test for ESR and CRP again 3rd one and it's gone back very high again would this need testing again to see if levels dropped or not?

Had blood test for ESR and CRP again 3rd one and it's gone back very high again would this need testing again to see if levels dropped or not?

?diagnosis: Why are you having these tests for inflammation in your body? If you are being treated for a disease like polymyagia rheumatica, serial sed rates are used to judge treatment efficacy and guide the tapering of medication when the inflammation is under control. Your physician is best qualified to advise you as he/she has all the pertinent information on your case. ...Read more

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For 12 months, my CRP & ESR levels have been elevated by 2-3 times the normal range. Ana is also detectable. What can I do to lower inflammation?

You need: You need to determine is causing the inflammation. If for example you smoke, we know that that can elevated a crp. If you overweight, that can cause a elevated crp. If you are pregnant , both can be elevated. Without knowing more of your history it is difficult to comment on what exactly to do. See your doctor to discuss further. ...Read more

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Hs-crp level of 9. Esr-20 & Bradycardia, normal echo. What is another possible underlying issue? Why would CRP be elevated?

Many conditions: can give you an elevated CRP and sed rate, but as inflammatory markers go - these are aren't through the roof high. Rheum conditions often very hard to diagnose with lab tests ALONE> You need a good history and physical ...Read more

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With recent blood tests indicating detectable (ie. High) levels of crp, ANA and esr, should I seek testing for lupus or any other diseases?

With recent blood tests indicating detectable (ie. High) levels of crp, ANA and esr, should I seek testing for lupus or any other diseases?

A good idea,,, : That would be a good idea, given your history of hashimoto's, and especially if you have symptoms and signs like a "butterfly" rash on your face and joint pain/discomfort. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have normal crp, esr, cvc levels yet have untreated celiac or gluten intolerance? 3.5yr old with unexplained neuropathy, high b12.

Is it possible to have normal crp, esr, cvc levels yet have untreated celiac or gluten intolerance? 3.5yr old with unexplained neuropathy, high b12.

Yes: It's possible. Silent celiac disease (with normal blood tests but abnormal histology and serology) can be present in 20-50% of cases (estimated). (estimated: because no one knows the true incidence of silent celiac disease) (because it's silent). ...Read more

Esr (Definition)

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a medical test for inflammation, where blood is centrifuged & rate of sedimentation is ...Read more