Elevated SED rate

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   Posted 1/22/2008 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all. Well I was starting to feel really well, but then as of Saturday I started feeling really ill and was afraid that I was coming down with something. I had a lot of pain in my upper abdomen and when I saw my doc she sent me in the outpatient center for IV fluid, anti-nausea, and pain meds for a few hours. She was afraid that I had pancreatitis. It came back negative, but my SED rate is 76. Just a few weeks ago it was below 20 and it hasnt been that high since I was diagnosed with crohns. I had a CT today and nothing too much showed up, but my surgeon had my doc put me on nexium and I am supposed to call her in a day or two. I am having some upper abdominal pain, but right now most of it is my lower right abdomen. I am just confused where this inflammation could be. Any help would be great.
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Prednisone, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Remicade,
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen, Gallbladder, Tonsils, Adenoids, foot of terminal Ileum, Appendix, Ileocecal valve, bit of colon

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   Posted 1/22/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you feel like you are coming down with something? Keep a watch out for fevers and other indications of an infection/inflamation. If your symptoms/signs act like mine the higher SED rate usually means some sort of infection, not just inflamation. Call the doc and get back in if you feel like you need it...
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