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... will be up..that goes up just from stress alone let alone an illness and is extremely sensitive but totally unproductive in that it doesn't tell you what or where is causing the inflammation. A sed rate below 25 is never seen in RA, and will even go up before you feel symptoms. ... (9 replies)
... I have a negative RF factor too. ... (27 replies)
... the low RBC and high WBC do mean something and are more significant than the positive RF. Both do happen with RA as does fatigue and low grade fevers. But with a normal ESR and CRP, that is strange but until you have all of them together, you don't have an RA pattern. ... (9 replies)

... JennyBYC is right. I have psoriatic arthritis of the spine and all my blood work was negative including ESR & CRP (tests for inflammation). However, a bone scan showed that I had sacroilitis (inflammation of both sides of sacrum.) That's what made the diagnosis. (And the pain was unbearable! I'm now on Arava with great results.) (15 replies)
... for example, if I take a nap on a Saturday, when I wake up my hands are typically swollen and sore. The test are just one way of confirming a diagnosis. I have obviously been blessed by finding the right docs. ... (15 replies)
... I suspect you have more than 1 thing going on here."Tingling" type pain and feelings are from nerves... ... (3 replies)
... Lourdes, I also had a negative ESR and CRP. ... (15 replies)
... You DO have arthritis but it's not an inflammatory arthritis....just osteoarthritis... ... (9 replies)
... HI Skoozey...I'm Jenny and one of those people who after years and years of OA, developed Ra and then Sjogrens. It was a prolonged period of "development" so I understand your frustration. ... (3 replies)
... I have psoriatic arthritis, another inflammatory type of arthritis. ... (1 replies)
SED rate
Oct 29, 2011
... measures how fast the red blood cells settle in a tube of blood...erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It has traditionally been a measure of inflammation somewhere in the body but even stress can make it go up to 20 and even higher. ... (3 replies)
Could this be RA
May 10, 2012
... No, a negative NCS would mean it's not your spine. Compression of the spine can produce a lot of the same symptoms you have. ... (3 replies)
... I have an undifferentiated type of inflammatory arthritis. ... (6 replies)
... Hi Sherry. Yes, you could be in the early stages of RA without the positive blood work. ... (4 replies)

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