I have fibromyalgia and have had a elevated Sed Rate and elevated C-Reative Protein for years. Doctors are unsure where the inflammation is coming from...ANA, RA is always negative.
My husband has been having some back pain, fatigue, and generalized pain. The docs were begining to think he had FM too.....Well we found a new Rheum and his lab results were faxed to us(per my request). His ANA was positive but his RF was neg and his CRP and Sed rate was normal. He has a follow up appt with this Rheum in a week.
My question is does anyone know why my sed rate and CRP might be high??? No other test has been positive.
My husband has been checked for lyme and it was neg so we know he doesn't have that disease. We are both 42 years old...isn't this strange that both of us are having aches/pains and fatigue??? Can't be our house....we have moved three times in a year and half(of course that would make anyone tired LOL).
It may be coincidence that both you and your husband are suffering in similar ways, but is there a possibility of toxic waste or pollution causing these problems? Poisoning can mimic natural immune problems.
I would consider being re-tested for Lyme. The tests are known for being false negatives, or even sometimes not showing at all for a period of time. The lab to have your blood tested by is not the standard labs all the Docs use. Hop over to the Lyme board and see.
I too was told Fibro, maybe starting RA etc. Have a high SED Rate etc. Finally after a year of pain, I got tested by the proper lab and lo and behold very positive for Lyme and one other co-infection.
No, I do not remember a tick bite nor did I have the bullseye (at least in any place I could see!)
Some Dr.'s feel Lyme can be passed to your partner, others do not. There is no clear answer there. They do know it can be passed in birth, and other diseases can be passed thru body fluids, so why can't Lyme? Like I said, jury is still out on that one. My husband and I practice safe sex (Lord thought I would not have to do that with my hubby at this point in my life) just to be on the safe side!
It might be worth a shot. You have only your health to gain, nothing to loose.