High ESR (18) and High CRP-HS 16.7)

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   Posted 10/12/2016 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently had rotator cuff surgery 4 weeks ago tomorrow but over the weekend I developed a low grade fever and worsening shoulder pain. The doc ordered a CBC, ESR and the CRP-HS. My ESR was 18, CRP was 16.7 and the CBC looked fine, so the ortho doesn't think it is an infection. My Rheumy has me on plaquinil as he thinks I may have sero-negatve RA, but I think my symptoms are more in line with Lupus or Sjogrens. Just wanting some other thoughts on these labs and if I should call my rheumy about the lab results? I have had an onset of small joint pain in my left pointer finger (joint is swollen but not red) and my left great toe (painful and slightly swollen but no redness. Joints on my right thumb are tender too (as well as my left surgical shoulder which is not surprise. Also have parotitis which led to a radical parotidecotomy in 2007 and now have also been diagnosed with Meioblomin Gland Disease (a type of dry eye that is usually auto-immune according to the ophthalmologist.

Just hoping for some insight. Thanks

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   Posted 10/12/2016 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
See my comment on your identical post in the Lupus forum.
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