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rera2528
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Hi all,

I need to preface this with the fact that my LLMD appointment is in April and I don't have a diagnosis yet.

My PCP has rerun somewhat standard tests recently, and I received them today. One of the tests was the erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It was flagged by the lab as "high."

From my limited research on the 'net, I understand that this can indicate inflammation. Has anyone else had this test in relation to Lyme?

Oh, and my PCP's note is "your lab tests were all normal," even though the lab flagged that result as high.

Thank you all,
MA

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A few lyme patients have high sed rates .. many more have low sed rates.

Yes, it IS an indication of inflammation .. so you would think lyme patients would have high rates.

One theory ( or maybe fact ? ) is that many of us are low due to hypercoagulation. So maybe you have Lyme, but no hypercoagulation.

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Thank you! From what I can find, my "high" isn't so high. Depending on the lab, I would still technically be in the normal range for some.

And yes, I would think it would be high for Lyme patients due to inflammation.

I appreciate your input. As with so many others here, I find strength in all of you who do not treat symptoms and questions with skepticism.

MA

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Mine was 47 at last check (range 0-20)
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What was your count, rera?

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My count was 27, and the lab that did the test reports its normal range as 0-20.
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