Ijust wondered if anyone can tell me what the ESR measures, is it inflammation? if so, how high does it get before there's cause for concern?, mine has jumped from 8 to 17 in 3 weeks , i have also been reducing pred from 60mgs to 10mgs and am now on aza, any advice please
Here they do not get concerned until it is above 20, and yes it is a sign of inflammation. Other labs/places will have a lower limit though so it's best to go by your own labs reference range when possible.
Yes, inflamation. I have a very high inflamation number, right now it's at about 110. It only measures up to 140 and I have been at that number in the past. I usually average closer to about 80, and those are in good times. If you are concerned about it going up, you should ask your dr. about it. good luck!
My sed rate normally runs along at 40ish. Currently 24 surprisingly but I feel no better really.
Has been up to 105.
I suppose some of us will always have some abnormal results unless we reach Nirvana....oh sorry I mean remission:hehe:
try to tapper off your prednisone VERY VERY slowly. maybe 5 MG. per week. Dont jump the gun honey. have taken prednisone and medrol for 14 years. Just PLEASE use caution when comming off these tricky drugs!!!!!
thanks to you all, i have been tapering at 5mgs a week, but i just wondered if it was norm to jump by that amount in one week,am also starting to be sick, i thought it might be the aza but this is my 5th week and i thought if it was that i woudve felt it before now, i am so so tired like sleeping all day after school run till pick up then back in bed by 8pm till 7am but still feel tired! i cant live like this, i want my life back!!:worried::sad: