my sister has sle nothing has shown in her blood but she has all the signs and responds to treatment very well. my son suddenly died at the age of 20 from the age of 16 was always tired had mouth ulcers hair loss deppresion and the cause of death was myocarditus. all my symptoms have been put down to stress after losing a son until recently when i could hardly get out of bed with joint pain. my doctor then put everyting together and refered my to a rhemortologist. i have had bloods done and the only indication is a very low esr and abnormal crp levles. i dont go to see the specialist until 6th may. I would be grateful for your comments on this and if there is anything that i could be doing in the mean time to feel better. my doctor has increased pain relief to tramadol and anti inflamitories. many thanks jeanette
Low erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) has no meaning. Only high ESR has significance. Abnormal C-reactive protein (CRP) suggests presence of possible inflammation in the body. Inflammation can be due to infection, allergy or an autoimmune disorder. I donât know precisely what blood tests you have had done but the doctor or lab hopefully checked the auto-antibodies panel as well as a standard blood analyses.
You can follow the rheumatologist's instructions.
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