Whats your sed rate?

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Lauren21
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   Posted 9/18/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I had my usual blood test run just lately and it shows my sed rate is at 30. I know it is high because I have a lot of inflammation due to the crohns and psoriatic arthritis. I got it tested last Oct and it was 25, so that means my inflammation is getting worse.
 
What is your sed rate? Just curious! Does anyone know what a normal sed rate is?
22 year old female
Crohn's Disease (diagnosed 2006) taking Humira & Pentasa
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Anxiety Disorder
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Costochondritis
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JudyK89
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   Posted 9/18/2007 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
SED normal range = 0-20

Mine have ranged from 23 to 65 during a flare.


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Nanners
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   Posted 9/18/2007 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
In August I had a test to see what my sed rate was and it was 29. The doctor said that is normal for my age. The scale is usually 0-20 for women and I think a little higher for me. A sed rate of 30 really is only slightly high for you.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


munchkin81
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   Posted 9/18/2007 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Been on Entocort and Asacol for a few months now and my sed rate is still 52, but my doctor told me it should be about 20.
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26 year old female.  DX June 2007.
abscess Nov. 2006 - drain and surgery
currently taking 9mg Entocort EC and 1200mg Asacol 3xday
Aciphex 20mg 2xday  Iron, B-12, and folic acid


Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 9/18/2007 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor says he never pays attention to the sed rate. Said it wasn't a good measure. But I know my daughter's Pediatric GI did. Who knows.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
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beave
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   Posted 9/18/2007 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Sed rate, by itself, is not a reliable indicator of Crohn's activity. It is only one of many indicators that should be considered (Sed rate, CRP, symptoms, endoscopy results, etc). For some people, sed rate stays normal even with severe Crohn's.

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   Posted 9/18/2007 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
83 as of today, one of my doctors said there are many factors to look at with this but normal is 1-20, but if there is something suspious going on anything over the patient age is of a concern.
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   Posted 9/18/2007 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine will go into the 60's in a flare as well ...normally at about 25 ......
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