Arthritis Forum
Home.

News.

Personal Stories. Links. Message Board.  
Arthritis Forum  
Add your comments to this topic Start a new topic
Date: 13.05.2017
From: Fi

Subject: Active v non active inflammation

Hi everyone, I'm after advice about the difference between active and non active inflammation in joints.
I have inflammatory arthritis and am in mtx, sulf, acroxia and pred. I've just had an ultrasound where they said I had inflammation in joints but it was non active.
I hoping for help with a definative explanation between the two. Thank you.
reply | back to forum

Date: 13.05.2017
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: Active v non active inflammation

hi Fi , how much pred you on , I am on a high dose & have been for a long time but its doing alot of damage to my health , 10mg & lower is good & no idea what they on about non active inflammation , find out what your last blood test are (CRP & ESR)
reply | back to forum

Date: 13.05.2017
From: Fi

Subject: 783402

Hi Colin, Thank you for replying. I've been on 10 - 15mg for just over 3 years now. CRP & ESR have always been low, even when I flare. Apparently it can happen to about 20% of people with IA.
I'm just wondering if there is something going on as well ie Lupus etc. Like my poor brain doesn't get confused enough lol.
reply | back to forum

Date: 13.05.2017
From: lucy

Subject: Re: Active v non active inflammation

Hi Fi, I'm not sure what they mean either. I would have thought if you had inflammation in joints then that could be damaging and therefore classed as active. You should speak to your rheumy nurse and ask them to explain it better to you.
reply | back to forum

Date: 13.05.2017
From: lucy

Subject: Re: Active v non active inflammation

I meant to say Fi, if your CRP and ESR is low then that would suggest that your inflammation is low.
reply | back to forum

 

Add your comments to this topic
Subject:
Please type your comment here:

Your name:
email:

2+7=
(This sum is to help prevent automatic spamming through this page - thank-you)


top

Site design: T - Creative Home | News | Personal Stories | Links | Message Board