Welcome to the forum Quack,
I'm 55 so hello sis!! Your SED rate is 'one' indicator of inflammation. So if inflammation is up, your SED rate might be up too. Mine ran in the 50's for a couple of years and was down to high 20's a couple months ago. Carol (Okie) is right, it goes up and down with inflammation.
Has your doctor referred you to a rheumatologist (for Lupus) or a neurologist (for MS?). They are the docs that would be the ones to rule out or dx these issues. A doctor can do basic testing, but putting together the big puzzle should be done by a specialist. I ended up working with a primary care doc and a dermatologist for years . . . until I finally learned (from the Lupus Foundation) that I should be seeing a rheumatologist. The rheumy is the one who finally got me properly medicated to help my symptoms. The derm cared only about
my skin and my primary care doc didn't believe there was anything wrong. ???? Lots of helpful members at this forum so if you have any questions be sure to ask.
There are some helpful links in my signatures you might want to check out. I hope you'll keep us updated with your findings, your symptoms and meds.
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