Patient Comments: C-Reactive Protein - Experience, Causes


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Comment from: Bud, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: July 26

My doctor suspects I have rheumatoid arthritis, and so I had a C-reactive protein (CRP) blood test done. The reading came back 6.25 mg/dL. I don’t know if that is good or bad.

Comment from: AB, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 30

When I had COVID-19, my CRP (C-reactive protein) test went from 35 to 113 by day 4 of hospitalization, 6 on day 6. My blood oxygen level dropped to 89 percent. A CT scan showed a lot of micro-clots in my lungs, which the doctor called ground-glass opacity. I was treated with favipiravir (1800 mg first morning and night and second morning, then reduced to 600 mg twice daily), Clexane blood thinner injection once a day for 8 days, then tablets for 2 weeks, azithromycin, melatonin, and vitamin D3 5000 mg daily for 1 month.

Comment from: Kenuto, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 16

My CRP (C-reactive protein) levels were 28, and I am diagnosed with PMR (polymyalgia rheumatica). Very painful.

Comment from: Over whelmed , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 11

I have rheumatoid arthritis, diagnosed in 2011. My arthritis doctor checked my CRP (C-reactive protein) level and said it was mildly elevated. The reading was 15. I've been doing infusions since 2016. With that treatment, plus over the counter items, I would have hoped my pain would be less. I feel bad most of the day and had an EMG (electromyogram) test, the results of which concluded nerve damage. I don’t know what to do. My doctor prescribes pain pills and I know she is wanting me to stop taking them.

Comment from: SHC, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 31

I was diagnosed with pericarditis. In the hospital, my C-reactive protein (CRP) was 14 but at my 2-week check in with the cardiologist, it was 66. I'd had a fever that week. Now I'm 6 weeks out (from the hospital) and my CRP was 0.2. Phew! Definitely on the mend.

Comment from: John, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 28

I was told 10 is the normal C-reactive protein (CRP) level but mine is 77. I don’t know the cause or possible treatment.

Comment from: Delma, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

My C-reactive protein (CRP) was 305. I went into supraventricular tachycardia. Hospital missed the CRP, it was I who went to the clinic nurse who could see I was very unwell. So I saw the general physician who ordered blood tests and sputum tests. They came back as significant infection, and treated with Augmentin and doxycycline. The level came down to 176 after 2 weeks, I am still on antibiotics and blood tests to follow. I am 66 and have follicular lymphoma. My immunity is compromised so I am hoping it turns out well.

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.


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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: Sophie, 19-24 (Caregiver) Published: May 11

My daughter had been presenting psychotic for months, locked in a mental health ward. I finally took her to a different hospital where her WCC (white cell count) was 19 and her CRP (C-reactive protein) was 31. She also had candida in her throat and blood in her urine. Took her back to our hospital and gave them information. She came back to normal roughly 12 days later and doctors say they didn’t give her medication just structure. Wonder if this is possible.

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.

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.


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