Reply To: Elevated sedimentation rate
Haven’t posted in awhile, but I have this same issue. My CIDP is seemingly getting better, but then I get horrible back pain and spasms. Of course it makes it difficult to function and my strength is affected. Also, when my back acts up, my CIDP seems to get worse.
My GP did some blood tests and my sedimentation levels were extremely high. If I have it right, cancer, arthritis, and auto immune diseases can cause high levels of inflammation.
My GP gave me a pack of prednisone and a muscle relaxer that lowers inflammation. Both seemed to have helped immensely.
Definitely seems like there is a missing element in our treatments.