Hi everyone! I am 27 and female and recently had my blood test show an ESR level of 27. This time last year it was 21. Because I am female it's my understanding that at my age my maximum ESR should be 14. I am in the UK and had a standard (?) blood est on the NHS, so I'm unsure of everything they tested for. All I know is that everything else was normal other than the ESR and the B12 (I do supplement with b12, but I had read it couldn't accumulate in the body as it's water soluble and excreted in urine so am a little confused) Basically, as I currently have no diagnosis other than IBS, migraines, anxiety and depression but am being largely ignored by my GP I feel I should be trying to suggest routes for her to look in to for me. Just wondering what sort of long term infections I could have that could be causing such severe symptoms? (If you're interested in my history/symptoms more info can be found in my first thread here: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...ent-for-moderate-to-severe-symptoms-uk.43591/) One thing I'm thinking of right now is both my sinuses and my wisdom teeth. Sinuses - prescribed Avamys nasal spray (fluticasone furoate) on my recent suggestion that perhaps some of my sleeping issues/waking with panic attacks could be due to allergy (something I read online). Clearly this has come on very slowly because I barely noticied my allergies as I was so used to them, but the spray is making my nasal passageways so much clearer, it's easier to breathe and night by a long way and my nocturnal panic attacks have all but stopped. However, I currently have significant pain behind my eyes (though not constant) and also a heavy, burning sensation in what i assume are my sinuses, which feels more dry and burny when i breathe in through my nose. Could this be some sort of long term infection? Wisdom teeth - I am 27 and my wisdom teeth, at least on the bottom row, are still 50% covered in gum tissue. They have been trying to come out since what, 15? The surrounding gum would periodically get mildly infected, feeling painful and smelly if I touched them. When I was 24 I got a much more intense infection when I became feverish and my whole jaw was so stiff and painful, I had swollen glands nearby and I could only just open my mouth enough to eat and eating was incredibly painful. For some reason I decided to just treat it at home with hot sea salt compresses and Corsodyl. It cleared up but if I press my finger against the gum it smells no great despite frequent brushing. I know I need to go to the dentist because my other teeth and painful and sensitive and I've already needed a filling but I'm scared of the dentist and currently housebound. I feel really stuck. Could I have some sort of long term infection hidden there too? On these boards there is so much information and so many possible avenues to go down, but when you're housebound and very ill with a low income and reluctant doctors it seems important to be selective.