It is unusual for the inflammation of MS, which is isolated to the central nervous system and shielded from the body by the Blood-Brain Barrier, to show up in a high Sed Rate. A high index of inflammation, either a high CRP or a high Sed Rate (ESR) show point the doctor to other conditions, like Lynn said of Lupus or arthritis, or infection.
Yes, I think I get it. He seemed to be baffled, said that it didn't seem to be MS because the sed rate was fine. To which I said I'm glad the bloodwork is okay, but what about the pain?
My husband works with a lady who has MS and she is in the care of the MS place I've mentioned. She had her appt. within 3 days of her dr. sending the referral. She had a diagnosis very quickly, so they must have top of the line diagnostics. Sounds hopeful that I can get to the bottom of this pretty quickly.
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