As I read more and more about this and reconcile it against recent history I have something to ask about inflammation markers. Dating back to last October On return from holiday to USA I started with various pains eventually settling on my sternum - many visits to GP misdiagnosis along the way but then told it was costochondritis (inflamation of cartilage between ribs and sternum) it has taken months to clear but told this was down to being unable to NSAIDs and thyroid related grrrrr. I was so poorly and eventually found a link to reactive arthritis (Reiters Syndrome) I had food poisoning in USA and this all started 3 weeks after. A private appointment with a rheumatologist confirmed that, that was most likely what had happened but I didn't get this diagnosis until last month when I was beginning to feel better. Now the Afib and there is a link between reactive arthritis and arrhythmia and even worse damage to aortic valve. I have raised ESR levels which GP said wasOK at 30 linked to inflamation and also CRp at 6.7. I am beside myself now thinking it could be something even worse than what I thought I was dealing with. I intend to go back tomorrow for blood test results but think I really need to push the GP on this - thoughts welcome 😐
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