Patient Comments: Sedimentation Rate - Testing

Question:What were the results of your sedimentation rate test?

Comment from: Irmapaz, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

My blood work result came back with a sed rate of 120 which explains the painfullower leg nodules and bruising. I got my first cortisone shot and WOW! What a miracle relief that gave me. 2 weeks after the shot I had another blood test and this time the result came back with a sed rate of 44 which is a big improvement.

Comment from: peacefuLaughter, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 03

I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at age 13. My sed rates were generally over 100 for many years. Now I am 47, and the disease has never been in remission. I am learning to persevere. Once when I was having frequent blood tests and also seeing a counselor, my sed rate dropped 40 points after talking and crying for a while. Getting emotions out may help. My sed rate is 3 today. I am eating well.

Comment from: Cindi, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 29

My sedimentation rate came back at 76. I don't know what that means.

Comment from: paddy, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 20

The results were 30mm in the first hour and 64mm second hour.

Comment from: SissyD61, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

My sedimentation test rate was 65.

Comment from: shanaz, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

My ESR is 15mm.

Comment from: A. Basu, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 15

My 1st hour ESR is 15 and 2nd hour ESR is 28.

Comment from: Phyllis, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I am female. My test was 34 for my sedimentation rate.

Comment from: holjane, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

My sedimentation rate is 24.

Comment from: RANJITHA, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

My erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) given in the lab test result is 45.

Comment from: Spalday, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

Sedimentation rate 75 C-reactive protein 1.71 Hemoglobin 11.3 Creatinine 1.3

Comment from: mouse1963, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 13

My SED rate was 22. I take 800 mg of ibuprofen a day and 50 mg Tramadol HCL, I don't know these affect my SED rate since at least one is an anti-inflammatory.

Comment from: ladylu, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I have Sjogren's syndrome. My SED rate on 10/25/12 was 87. My doctor put me on Plaquenil. After taking it for 3 months the side effects were so severe I had to stop taking.

Comment from: discouraged, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I had a fever of 101-103 degrees for about two weeks along with extreme eye and throat pain. One night, I had muscle pain and stiffness. After the fever came the head and temple pain. My sed rate was as high as 70. I am African American.

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