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Very high CRP and ESR

Hi all I had been feeling unwell for about 4 days and knew I needed antibiotics but put off seeing my GP until after I had my planned appointment for extensive blood tests including ANA and ENA because I didnt want the meds affecting the tests.

The bloods were done on Wednesday morning and on Thursday I was called to my surgery to see a Dr because there was very high levels of infection and/or inflammation in my blood. Took a swab of my throat as have a few pus spots, but Dr said she didnt think it was enough to explain the level of infection so sent swab for culture study and started me on 2000mg of penicillin per day for 10 days. Can anyone help with advice if they have experienced this before please, and could these levels both be attributed solely to infection or as I am being monitored for suspected CTD could it be both things causing these high levels?

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I am so sorry to hear your feeling so unwell ((hugs)) non of us are medically trained so would be unable to offer any speculation on what your GP is testing you for. I think they will have your results back quite quickly. I hope you won't have to wait too long to find out what is going on. Please keep us updated and I do hope you start to feel better soon xx

Momo

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So sorry I can’t help but would like to send loads of hugs and love your way and wishes for a speedy recovery xxxx

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Hello I think it's best to wait for the results to come back, if it was very serious they would have contacted you, of course it was Friday and everything slows down, I sincerely hope your test are not too bad and the penicillin does it's work and quickly, take care, love pammie xx 🐞🐞🐞

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I to have had abnormal kidney blood tests worried to death waiting for a doctor to ring me.

Regards pippajo

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