C-reactive protein and platelets high. Dizziness

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I have many of the same symptoms that all of you have mentioned.  Dizziness, visual disturbances, headaches (not always though) neck pain

But my question is has anyone has associated high levels of C-reactive protein or high platlet counts in your blood work?

I have seen ENT, GP, Neuro, Ophthalmologists still no answers. 

 

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    Yes, I have.  it is a generalised marker for inflammation somewhere in the body.  The range is normally 3-5 but I had a reading of 105 which scared me.  My consultant repeated the bloods and it was still high and he did not know what it was, but I had torn a ligament in my shoulder and had rotator cuff problems in both shoulders for some weeks so it was thought it might be that. It later returned to normal.
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    Aimee, I find this interesting as inflammation is thought to be at the root of many disorders, possibly even migraine. I would love to see an update here as to if anything was found. I am having an ANA test soon, which is a general screen for autoimmune disorders. Pleae update if u can- I will follow this thread.
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      I see a neurologist tomorrow but yes I will provide a update. I have already been to a Rheumatologist who has ruled out many auto ammune diseases.

      Today I seen a orthopedic specialist to make sure my should tendon where not inflamed as I have had pain in them while sleeping. But he also gave me the all clear.  Early this year when this all started my CRP level was at an 8 and it is now 17. My latest bloodwork is now showing my platelet count is getting high as well.

      So tired of searching for an answer....

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      Well after dopplar ultrasound on my veins, a 72 hour EEG and a 30 minute EEG they still have not found anything that could be the cause of my dizziness...  Neurologist did suggest a low dose (10mg) of Amitriptyline to help with migraines.  However the whole point of this started when my ENT suggested I see a neuro doc for vestibular migraines.  That she thought I was having dizziness from a vestibular migraine even though I was not having paid with these migraines. 

      So I ask my self if I don't have pain with the migraines how will I ever know if this new medicine even works.  Other than that she suggests I start back at my General Practioner.  

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    Sorry to hear you've gotten no definitive answers. Just fyi- vestibular migraine can occur with no pain. I'd give the amitriptyline a try for a few weeks.

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