Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
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ESR Before and After ME/CFS diagnosis

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by bmoney$, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. bmoney$

    bmoney$

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    I'm interested to know if anyone had their ESR measured at any point before showing ME/CFS-like symptoms and how did it compare to a measurement after the fact?

    This study indicates (to my very untrained eye) that a fair proportion of the measured male population measured at low (<5mm/hr) ESR values.

    Could it be that the ones here with low ESR's had it before onset and it perhaps signals a factor that predisposes one to coming down with ME/CFS in the future?

    Found it interesting and wanted to share and get the insights of people smarter than me :)

    Study: http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/158/9/844.full.pdf html
     
  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    My ESR has been consistently elevated since diagnosis. I don't think it was tested before diagnosis.
     
  3. Thinktank

    Thinktank Senior Member

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    Mine was around 5 or lower before my health deteriorated.
    For the past years my ESR has always been <1, max. 2. The same goes for CRP which is almost nil while serum cytokines incl. IL-6 are elevated. Go figure.
     

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