Patient Comments: C-Reactive Protein - Experience, Causes

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Comment from: Glenda, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

I have fibromyalgia. Three weeks ago I went to the doctor, he checked my CRP (C-reactive protein) and it was 12.6. I have inflammation in both arms and it is very painful.

Comment from: Photobug, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 02

I've been subjected to gout flares for the past few decades, and recently treated some intense pain and swelling in my left arm and hand as such. The symptoms returned immediately after stopping treatment (prednisone), so more thorough testing was done. My uric acid level was normal, but my C-reactive protein (CRP) was ten times normal at 50.6. Not sure what this might mean, considering I can rule out burns or other physical trauma as a cause. I guess I'll wait for my doctor to get back to me next week and find out.

Comment from: Liz, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 11

My C-reactive protein (CRP) is currently 155, I have multiple health issues and one low functioning kidney, which rules out all anti-inflammatory medications. I had cervical cancer in 2001. I had total pelvic clearance same year. In 2012 they found out my kidneys were shot, and was diagnosed with VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococci) 2015. Now I get a recurring pelvic collection which likes to try to find its own way out, just spent a month on IV and oral antibiotics. The day after I stopped them it started coming back. Now my general physician is in consultation with my oncology doctors to try to figure something out.

Comment from: Nico, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 27

My CRP was 221 one and a half year ago. I had muscle rheumatism. I am on prednisone since then and 2 weeks ago my CRP was 7 and my ESR was also 7. I hope it'll come down a bit more.

Comment from: 12artz, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 28

In the rainy season, I woke up one morning with a very swollen knee and even though I have fibromyalgia and arthritis, this type of thing has never happened. The doctor did rheumatic blood work tests along with an x-ray that showed fluid on the knee and arthritis. My C-reactive protein (CRP) was 10.9 and I have felt more unwell than usual since this wet weather.

Comment from: beverly, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 23

I have CRP (C-reactive protein) inflammation of 2.9. I am not sure what this means.

Comment from: Anju, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 14

My C-reactive protein is 2.6 and ESR is 42. I am very worried to see these results. Sometimes I feel stiffness in my 2 fingers, but my rheumatoid arthritis factor is negative.

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