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Topic: Sed Rate
Member # 14494
03-05-2008 05:39 PM
If you have an ongoing lyme infection, should your sed rate be elevated?
-------------------- 3/08 CDC Positive IgM 18++ 23-25IND 31++++ 34++ 39+ 41+++ 58+ 83-93+ CDC Negative IgG 31IND 39IND 41+++ 58+ 66+
Posts: | From 274 oklahoma | Registered: Jan 2008
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03-05-2008 07:37 PM
"should" is an interesting word choice
sed rate is a very non specific thing--it can raise for any inflammation in body ...and sometimes not at all with a lot of inflammation it may or it may not rise with infections and it may stay high even long after infection clears. Mine rises when I can have little sx and sometimes with severe sx it will be normal another test used is CRP -- and some like it better for inflammation indicator In RA ( Rheum Arhtiritis) SED rates seem better to monitor the progress of treatment BUT not all with RA have it from Lyme (controversy aside) also know that there is CRP, hsCRP (high sensitivity) and cCRP ( cardiac) ask the lab/Dr which may be better for you and so like all else Lymie--MAYBE yes MAYBE no Finette
Member # 12695
03-08-2008 12:19 AM
I like Fin24's answer. There seems to be very little absolutes with Lyme.
I can tell you that my sed rate is elevated. When I couldn't walk or feed myself it was 85. (for a female it should be 20 or under). After 2.5 years of oral abx., it went down to 54. After 7 months of IV therapy it went down to 31 and I felt great. Now a year later, I'm back up to 54 (and having symptoms)
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