Lab Results

As predicted, lab work came back and it doesn’t look good. My CRP is almost 3x as high as the end of the ‘normal’ range. My Rheumatologist also did a new test that has me concerned. He tested my C3 and C4 complements. I’ve never heard of these before, so naturally I did some research and now I’m even more freaked out.

According to the Mount Sinai website:

“C3 and C4 are the most commonly measured complement components.

A complement test may be used to monitor people with an autoimmune disorder. It is done to see if treatment for their condition is working. When the complement system is turned on during inflammation, levels of complement proteins may go down. For example, people with active lupus erythematosus may have lower-than-normal levels of the complement proteins C3 and C4.”

My C3 is high and C4 is normal.

…I know 100% that I don’t have U.C. I can’t say the same about cancer, and that’s why I’m worried sick.

I called my Rheumatologist and left a message with his nurse, asking what my results mean. She said she would relay the message and call me back with his answer. That was over 2 hours ago and their office closed at 12pm. Awesome.

I’ll update when I know what’s going on.

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