So after being really seriously ill with my Crohn's in December (at which point my CRP went up to 163, 2nd highest it had ever been for me) I've been having regular bloodtests to keep an eye on things. The doctor phoned me last week and informed me my test had CRP of 50 and was worried until I assured I felt OK and had no symptoms out of the ordinary and that I'd have another 7 days later to make sure things really were OK and to rule out it being a fluke result.
So I had another test done yesterday and get a really freaked out doctor phoning me saying my CRP was now over 120 and that I need to get on to my specialist right away, and usual procedure list of emergency symptoms to look out for and demanding that the slightest change I get myself down there straight away (not to worry me or anything lol)
My CRP has always been really good at correlating directly with my disease activity, and my doctors have said that although a lot of it could be disregarded if the patient is OK generally theres no smoke without fire. Now the thing is I'm not feeling that bad at all, I'm on of those crohnies who always has loose stool even when classed as in remission (controlled for 6 years with codeine) and I do get some cramps just before I need BM. Before when I had a flare and my CRP was about 70-80 it really really affected me I was quite badly ill and my last flare where it went up to 163 I was in screaming agony so I cannot understand what is going on.
I was just wondering if anyone else had ever had high CRP/signs of illness in blood test but no signs of illness and it turned out OK or did it always end in a bad flare??
I'm terrified that even though I feel OK that I'm a ticking bomb and am going to get ill again, I really cannot bear the idea, I left a message with my GI's IBD nurse at the hospital so hopefully I'll hear from her soon, in the meantime any words or advice would be great thankyou.