Flares & Sed Rate/CRP

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dashlink675
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   Posted 3/25/2015 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

I am just coming out of a bad flare and was surprised to get my blood work back from my doctor and see that my sed rate and CRP both came back normal. Come to think of it, I've never actually had my sed rate come back high, only the CRP. Anyone else ever experienced this?

My doctor did say that my high neutrophil count along with a low lymphocyte and monocyte count coult be indicative of inflammation/a flare, so that helps me know I'm not totally crazy :)

Thanks!

couchtater
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   Posted 3/25/2015 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
My compliments are all messed up compared to lupus guidelines.
My CRP will rise and fall at times.
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 3/25/2015 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
The neutrophil, lymphocyte and monocyte counts are also called "inflammation markers" and are generally a much more accurate marker of active disease than ANA. ANA doesn't really rise and fall in line with disease activity....

And for some reason even after all this time I've never had a rheumy that tracked SED rate!!
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 3/25/2015 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Dashlink,

Wait, didn't you post on another thread about 3 hours ago that the doctor told you your inflammation markers were NOT high??

I'm so confused!
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dashlink675
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   Posted 3/26/2015 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Ahh thank you Lynnwood, that makes more sense! Still so new to all of this.

And yes, good catch! My rheumy is the one who said the inflammation was high because of this, but my primary doc told me it was perfectly normal to have high counts and it could "change from second to second." I think I'm going to trust my rheumy on this one though.
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