Posted 7/31/2013 7:22 AM (GMT -6)
It may well help you to cope if you have another fecal calprotectin test run. Compare the two results. You may be very relieved to find that the "score" is going down indicating a reduction in inflamation rather than elevating indicating a rise in inflammation.
I corresponed a long time several years ago now one of the developers of the fecal calprotection test. He was Norwegian. His intent, and that of his fellow developer, was to provide an inexpensive, easy at-home test that could be run whenever the PATIENT felt a change in their disease status, a way to determine if they were responding to a medication or not.
Of course, once we Americans got a hold of it.... more is always better, the American way, right?
So use the fecal calprotectin test to determine which way your Crohn's treatment is moving you. Keep in mind the fecal calprotectin test can only indicate inflammation, not WHY the inflammation. The inflammation COULD be due to something else going on.