Mine both are high sed rate around 50, and crp around 17.
Both of these tests measure general immflamation. There are no specific answers they can get from either beside that there is immflammation somewhere in the body.
A sed rate measures how long it takes for some sort of blood component to reach the bottom of a test tube. The longer it takes the higher the result. Because it measures blood components, and your blood pretty much replaces itself every 3 months this measure immflamation in the last 1-3 months. This is elevated for more chronic immflammation usually, like RA.
A c-reactive protein is a protein excreted from your liver. This test measures immflamation in the last 12 hours.....
So Jeannie your elevated CRP could simply be anything from cramps because of your period to a sore throat from allergies to the starts of a flare. But that is good that your sed rate is lower, it sounds like they may be on the right road to finding some pain relief if they havent all ready.
I hope all that made sense. Let me know if I can explain further!
Dx: UCTD,Raynaud's,iron deficientcy anemia
Rx: Multi-rec folic, Mobic, Plaquenil