Hopefully somebody will be able to help me with this. It showed up on my last blood test a month ago that my CRP was up to 7.6 but I have been having no bowel symptoms. The Consultant asked me to have a repeat and said if it went up again he was going to look at putting me on Azathioprine. I have had a repeat test done yesterday and it is now up 8.6 but am still having no problems or symptoms. I'm really not keen to go down the Azathioprine route yet as I actually feel ok at present.
I was wondering if anyone knew if it could have anything do with my bones/joints. Ever since I have came off the Prednisolone 4 months ago I have had daily problems with my fingers, wrists, elbows and ankles which on research sounds like a type of rheumatoid arthritis. Could this be causing my raised CRP? Does anyone have suggestions for me?
As always thanks for your help.
Medication: Asacol 3 x 2 daily