I have all symptoms of inflammation in my joints. I've been tested for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. My CRP and sed rate have both come out normal. Crp less than .08 and sed rate is 2. I know I have inflammation going on in multiple areas in my body. Any ideas why inflammation is not showing in a blood test? I do have arthritis in my jeck, but that's all that I've been able to find out. Extremely frustrated with my doctor who only wants to put me on antidepressants which hasn't been helping with my pain at all.
The only tests positive for me were my ANA, protein in my urine, and osteo showed up in x-rays in my hips and lower back. All inflammatory markers are negative but I have lupus and lupus arthritis everywhere. The blood tests are not definitive. The disease is progressive so it can show up at any. Docs even my ANA was a false positive. It was not false. Keep looking for answers. Don't give up. It took me 2.5 years of active pursing to get a diagnosis. I had 2 Rheumies, an ENT my GP and a pain clinic all tell me nothing autoimmune was going on. It was when my fingers turned blue with Raynaud's in front of my GP that he finally believed me and sent me to an Internist who diagnosed me within 5 min. If the visit. I had many markers. You only need 4 of11 markers to be diagnosed with lupus. I had about 7 of them.
My ANA was positive 3x There was protein in my urine And osteo in lower back and hips complicated by lupus Doc could feel swelling in my joints but it's not visible to the eye. I have a lot of joint pain. I have Epilepsy which can be lupus related I lost my bladder at 28 (Now 45) to lupus related interstitial cystitis I have Raynaud's I'm sun/heat sensitive I get mouth and nose ulcers. I get dry mouth,eyes,nose (possible sjogrens) Other bloodwork was normal like RA factor, ESR, .. You can have sero negative RA which means you could have it but bloodwork doesn't show it.
Fibro shows up on tests that go inside the cell--Will often show low magnesium, iron deficiency anemia. Cerebral spinal fluid will show substance "P" indicating abnormal in nerve function-- with us is over firing constantly as we are always in "fight or flight" mode. More from Dr Liptan's Fibro Manual.