I've been going to doctor after doctor trying to figure out why my SED Rate is elevated. My SED Rate was first tested in October of 06 and it was 27; then again in December and it was 32. Now just a few weeks ago, it came back 46. I've been tested for everything. But I'm heading in the right direction. I know that the SED Rate is a marker for infection/inflammation and mine is not infection. My WBC is absolutely normal. My PCP doesn't know what more to do with me. I asked him to send me to a rheumatologist and that is in the works. But I just feel like that is going to be another dead end as well. Anybody out there know much about SED Rates?
My symptoms are: Very anxious; hot/facial flushing; cold hands and feet; my back aches only in the muscles above the shoulder blades; I have a low grade fever (99. to 100 on any given day); headaches daily; heart palps (being treated by beta blocker); my ribs (left side only) under my breast and to the right are very tender and sometimes are very crampy and painful. Heat or a muscle relaxer seems to help. My PCP thought is just to medicate, medicate, medicate. I'm sick of that. I'm sick of pills. I'm only 31. Everything in my blood comes back good except that SED Rate and my C-Reactive Protein level was also elevated. This is also a marker for inflammation. Any suggestions?????