Anybody else get a very high C-Reactive Number

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Joan M
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   Posted 12/24/2007 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine is over fifty and it's suppose to be less than 5.  It has something to do with inflamation.  Just curious???? 

Post Edited (Joan M) : 12/24/2007 2:45:12 PM (GMT-7)


Polly827
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   Posted 12/26/2007 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I am new here and a newbie diagnosed with RA in November. I checked my blood work and couldn't find where the norm for C-reactive Protein was 5. My reference range for C-reactive protein is </=0.9 meaning under 0.9 is normal mine was 1.3, the range for the Rheumatoid Factor is <14 (under 14) is normal, mine was 217, the other test was a CCP (cyclic citrullinated peptide) this from what I was told is a test to confirm diagnosis of RA the reference range is <20 (under 20) is normal mine was >60 meaning strong positive. My Rheumy also stated with such a high CCP that my RA is the aggresive erosive type and aggresive treatment is needed to try to slow it down and hopfully prevent some joint damage. I would appreciate any input about these numbers. I am soooooo new at all this it is so overwhelming... I have so many questions so I have been reading post after posts on messages boards about RA just to get some idea what I am dealing with....Sure isn't a very nice disease to have is what I have found!! So any info is helpful to me!

wolftrades
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   Posted 12/26/2007 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
My C-RP was twice the guideline number as was my Sed rate. I've been dx'ed with both psoriatric arthritis and anemia of chrinic disease. I might also have Lupus altough my ANA was negative.
 
My lab had the same numbers as Polly's.

I have a bad back with 3 levels of bulging discs, 2 levels of spinal stenosis and facet hypertrophy. It is extremely painful and I wear a 100 mcg Fentanyl Patch and take up to four 30 mg Roxicodone a day for breakthrough pain.
 
Lately I have periods of malaise, fatigue, lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks, loss of appetite, red patches under eye and on bridge of nose, itching, and bloody noses.
 
Just had a CT scan on chest , abdomen and pelivic on Monday, searching for Lung Cancer, I suppose. No results yet.




Alan

Post Edited (wolftrades) : 12/26/2007 10:30:41 PM (GMT-7)


Joan M
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   Posted 12/28/2007 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry everybody...these are very serious problems.

I just figure mine is very severe osteoarthritis and ibs/c. The docs still don't know how the c-reactive number figures in osteoarthritis and they don't know anything about ibs/c.

sjkly
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   Posted 1/1/2008 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
There are many sites including labtests online that will discribe reference ranges for c reactive protien. Mine was quite high and my doctor suspected I had an infection but I looked up the range and it was more likely that it was caused by the most active RA flare I have had in eight years. C reactive protien is a test that measures inflamation faster than sed rates it goes up and down faster and allows the doctor to track wether your improving but it isn't selective-anything can make it go up.

Kiera
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   Posted 1/1/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
wolf? the red patches and bloody nose along with creactive protein does fall within Rheumys field and this one complex needs ruled out in many cases:

Wegener's granulomatosis, polyarteritis, as well as SLE

Ana, Anca, compliment 3 and 4 are labs that are essential for determining the presence or lack of these conditions.


thanks
kiera
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Kiera


Kiera
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   Posted 1/1/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
my sed rate is 10 so im negative for RA but they are testing creactive protein as there are a few rare immune deficiency syndromes (circulatory immune) that fall under rheumatology also.

see above



kiera
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Kiera

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