Swollen lymph nodes, elevated ESR and CRP. Anyone else?
I am going nuts trying to figure out WHAT could be wrong with me. For about a year now I have had swollen lymph nodes that just randomly pop up on several areas of my body. When one goes away, another will pop up somewhere else. And I have always had an elevated ESR. Well, this past week they decided to recheck it and check my CRP as well. Both are elevated so they are now sending me to a Rheumatologist. I am already scheduled to see a Hematologist on Wednesday for the swollen lymph nodes. This is just getting ridiculous.
Tests indicate that there IS inflammation SOMEWHERE in my body (ESR & CRP), yet all the tests keep coming back negative. Lupus - negative. Lyme Disease - negative. CBC - normal. And they have done several other tests for specific conditions and diseases. All negative. I do have fibromyalgia and they SUSPECT some sort of autoimmune disease but so far, they have not been able to pinpoint anything. This ...is... INSANE. I am 24 years old. How the hell can I have so many things wrong with me?! I have never been a drinker, I quit smoking 1.5 yrs ago, I have lost over 100 pounds... yet my health seems to be getting worse instead of better.
Anyone else ever have elevated CRP/ESR? Swollen lymph nodes? If so, what was wrong with you?!