normal ESR&CRP

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Severe symptoms of AS /espically in chest- low pack/ , but ESR&CRP is normal!

so severe symtoms with no inflamatory reactive in blood , my doctor tells me that i don't have AS and he prescribed deprission drug for me !!!!

Is there any one who experienced those strange things?!

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    Hi - The chest pains likely to be cartilage inflammation in the rib cage / sternum

    My AS was hips / ribs & sternum / lower back / neck / shoulders / shoulder blades

    Why depression - they are reluctant to diagnose AS until they see sacro joints fused.  If you are not depressed - why take pills for depression?

     

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    I have not take the drug , i am going to do MRI , because all my symptoms reffer to AS with normal blood test.

    my doctor said that AS never progresse in one month , and my symptoms had begun one month ago and Developed rapidly ..chest pain make me prone all the time .

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    Were you tested for HLA-B27?  Not everyone with positive HLA-B27 has AS but just about everyone with AS has positive HLA-B27.
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    Hi. From what I understand those inflammatory markers can be normal and you can still have AS. Mine are normal but I have all the symptoms so my rheumy has ordered x-rays of my sacroileac joints to render his final opinion. If that comes back with degeneration he will make the diagnosis. I'm so sorry for your suffering I know how painful it is. Without a diagnosis it makes it harder as one can really start to doubt themselves. You might want to get a second opinion. Some docs are very black and white and unable to see the shades of gray that are present with these types of illnesses. I hope this helps.

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