I got more ests back... Please help me out...

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   Posted 6/10/2006 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok.  last week all tests done, sed, ana, rf were negative.  That was good news.  Today, I got the ccp and crp back.  CCP was negative, but crp was 0.8 which was "abnormal".  Normal range for crp is 0.0-0.7
Ok.  Can this just be a normal for me?  My rheumatologist told me the other day, she believes I have a viral infection and not R.a.  Can anyone please advise me.  I appreciate your help.  confused

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   Posted 6/10/2006 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there... I found this and thought you might find it interesting...

What abnormal results mean:   

Since the CRP is a general test, a positive CRP (also known as abnormal) may indicate a number of things, including:

Positive CRP results also occur during the last half of pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives.
Did your rheumy say anything about the Parvo?
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea

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   Posted 6/10/2006 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, she was very sure I'm having an ongoing viral infection and not r.a. She said that tomorrow that might change, but for today, it's iho, viral. She said that this is a good thing and to wait on the rest of the labs. I was so hoping all labs would be neg, but I have to be reasoable, I suppose and something HAS to be off because I'm having joint pain, tingling and some spaceiness in my thinking occassionally as well as fatigue on and off. She said many people have viral infections that just linger just below the surface and rear their heads when stress, illness or whatever compromises their immune system. I was scared of the positive crp thinking of all the folks who claim to be neg but get dx with r.a. .... I still feel like a nondx and like I'm wafting through noncommited medicine.

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   Posted 6/10/2006 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, Ducky... thanks for being so helpful and nice.
If you're interested, this is a very nice board full of supportive people.
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