from April Chang-Miller, M.D.Click here to view the full reply on Mayo Clinic.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points throughout the body. In fibromyalgia, lab tests are typically normal.
An elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) or a high level of C-reactive protein (CRP) in your blood may indicate inflammation somewhere in your body. However, it's not likely related to your fibromyalgia, since fibromyalgia isn't an inflammatory condition.
Instead, various conditions can cause elevated ESR and CRP levels, including:
■Inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
You also might have elevated ESR and CRP levels if you:
■Are in poor physical shape or have low levels of physical activity
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