I don't know if any of you remember, but last week I started getting these hard lumps on my shin bones. Since then they have spread to the sides and back of my calves. I am also having alot of swelling (in my joints and other areas too). My pain has also increased and spread to other areas I usually don't have pain. Like my lower back for example. Actually, pretty much everything hurts right now. So, I went to the doctor's yesterday and they did a SED rate. I just got a call from them and it is high, it's 42.
They want me to come back today to draw more blood to check for RA, lupus and a few other things that I can't remember. I was tested for all of these things several months back and they came out normal. Of course my SED rate was normal then too. My sis (Antbuggey) was just diagnosed with RA this week, so needless to say, I'm kinda freaking out a little. Anyone know if fibro can cause a high SED rate? I tried looking it up, but I couldn't find anything so I'm guessing not. But I thought I would check with you all just in case. I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th! Take care. I posted this on the fibro board too.
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Clonazepam as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines