I had labs done recently and my sed rate jumped from a 54 to a 120 in 2 months. Has anyone else ever experienced that and if so what did the doctors say and how dis they handle it?
My sed rate was 105 and CRP. was 95 until recently and stayed fairly consistent for past two years. My Doc has me on three drugs and some days great and others, feel I am back where I started! Nothing has made my levels come down but last month they did and for no reason!! Yet I felt crap so think this RA just does its own thing regardless of what u take, eat, stress levels , weather etc! I have accepted it now but find it very hard to adapt my lifestyle. RA gets up in any way it can but it can't define you!!
Not for nothing, did you corner your Doctor and ask why this happened the sudden jump. Your rheumotologist should have an idea. And recommend meds for that sudden jump.
Best of luck. Keeping good thoughts.
@A myRAteam Member Sounds like the meds you are on are not effective. Talk to your rheumy about changing and/or adding something to the mix. Hopefully he/she will be able to come up with the right "cocktail" for you that gets you out of pain and able to function.
Well... as you know sed rate is the amount of inflamation as indicated in your blood. So the fact that it was high already (normal is 10 or less) and now doubled yo are probably having a flare. The question is why. Maybe eating something you shouldn't, an unusual event , or your medications have failed. Hopefully your doctor will figure it out. Hope your not in too much pain.
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