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bloodwork

Post by monokera » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:37 am

When having symptoms of an MS flare, is there anything that typically shows up in bloodwork?
As in, if all bloodwork is normal, does it rule out MS, or only the other conditions that mimic it?

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Re: bloodwork

Post by jimmylegs » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:27 pm

heya, you might be interested in reading this post on 'normal' bloodwork (scroll down to 'bloodwork' section)
http://www.thisisms.com/forum/regimens- ... tml#p15460
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Re: bloodwork

Post by monokera » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:10 pm

Thank you for that

Is there anything regarding inflammation markers and sed rates being at all related? Can it be "normal" during a flare?

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Re: bloodwork

Post by jimmylegs » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:44 pm

not sure. off the top of my head i only can think of one indicator that is known to fluctuate during a flare. uric acid. low normal in relapse. better levels are seen in remission, but they're still not as high as in healthy folks.
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Re: bloodwork

Post by monokera » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:07 am

Thank you :)

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Re: bloodwork

Post by jimmylegs » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:00 am

np. fyi i have found that using dietary measures (such as high purine foods) to try to boost uric acid was a total flop until i discovered and corrected my very poor zinc status. boosting zinc levels kicked my body's uric acid production into high gear finally, after years of attempts with food.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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