High Sedimentation (Sed) Rate? Help...
I have had a high Sed rate for many years (doc mentioned it back in 95) and now that I'm getting older (62) my current doctor is trying to find out why. It indicates some sort of inflammation in the body and she has ruled out Lupus and other immune disorders. Because there is a correlation between inflammation and heart desease (number 1 killer of women now) we are trying to find out exactly what is happening in my body. I am on a low dose of Statins (down from 20mgs to 10mgs because I hated the side effects) and I'm taking Cymbalta for my fibromaylgia.
Anyway I thought I'd ask this very wise group of folks. Have any of you ever had a doctor tell you that your Sed rate is high and did you ever solve the question as to why??
I really appreciate any thoughts you may have.