It's interesting how some people's CRP never really rises or not by very much if it does.
I'd like to get copies of blood test results from the first 5 years of my disease before I became systemically ill (fevers, anaemia, malabsorption). I really, really would like to know if my CRP was elevated back then. Ever since surgery, it's been knocking around at 6-8. That's a result which is classed as normal and, compared to my pre-surgery results, it's certainly vastly lower.
My faecal calprotectin test a few weeks ago proved similarly borderline. However, I'm not satisfied everything is hunky dory. I'm not having fevers, but my iron dropped sharply for no apparent reason and I'm having a lot more adominal discomfort compared to last year. My IBD nurse tried to fob me off with reassuring me there was no sign my Crohn's was active, but I'd spent over 10 years being fobbed off and wasn't having any of it. To be fair to her, once I presented all my concerns in an email, she was excellent after that. Got me a fasttrack appointment with the surgeon, who (or rather her registrar) also tried to fob me off at first, but then agreed that it may be time to have an MRI scan. So I'm waiting on that and a flex sig.
I guess I'll soon find out whether I can have active Crohn's without an elevated CRP. My Crohn's affected my entire colon before; that's all gone, so even if it has come back in the small bowel, it's likely to be in a limited area; a few inches behind the stoma, or something.
Dx Crohn's in summer of 2000. (Yay )
Tried and failed: 5-ASAs, Azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, Methotrexate, Humira.
Diet didn't make any difference either.
Had surgery 2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy. Currently on no meds and in remission. Also prone to depression and anxiety. Ask me anything >_>