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02/15/2012 09:22 PM

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melissadulworth
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I was recently in thr hospital with pneumonia. When they done blood work my Creatine Kinase level was very high. My doctor said that it was a muscle breakdown. While I was in the hospital they flushed my system with alot of fluids to bring my level down.

Has anyone else had this problem? Could it be linked to my fibro?

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02/15/2012 09:45 PM
FibroCFS
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I don't remember anything on this. Very interesting, and odd, and yet another thing for you to go through. Sorry that happened.

02/16/2012 02:58 AM
faieriemama
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I know if you have muscle pain or weakness or have had muscle cells damaged they will check your CK levels. I had mine checked when I was in hospital for a mass of infection following my hysterectomy. I don't know if it could be from your fibro or not it could have come your pneumonia. I pray you are doing well now and continue to heal. Hugs and love

02/16/2012 05:58 AM
hatbox121
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The problem with this test is that it's very non specific. For example, it can be high if your heart is damaged, if your kidneys, your biceps, your lungs,etc. Did they do any further testing? Did they tell you to follow up with your PCP?

I will add that, while I don't know everything, it is doubtful this is from the fibro, unless perhaps you are having severe muscle atrophy from doing nothing(though that's not directly FM, but would be secondary).

Post edited by: hatbox121, at: 02/16/2012 06:00 AM


02/16/2012 06:02 AM
broken
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I to am not fimilar with this,but also wish you luck,and let us know if you find out more info..hopefully someone will come on soon with better advice

02/16/2012 07:43 AM
melissadulworth
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I followed up with my doctor yesterday. We are going to check it again in a few months to make sure the level has not went up. Thanks everyone for the info.

02/16/2012 09:05 AM
mem1318

So would this be the same as showing proteins in the urine?

02/16/2012 09:23 AM
happygranny
 
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thats what i was thinking rw, even the anemia levels maybe. cause they are alway running me for that and when i had hyst i think samething. but...dont take my word for it, hehe i tend to be wrong these days.

Post edited by: happygranny, at: 02/16/2012 09:24 AM


02/16/2012 09:30 AM
mem1318

I ask that because my lab was out of range twice. That is when they found the cysts on the kidney. And that crazy rheumy I was going to said to me "She did not know why I had protien in my urine, or what the cause could be". A flag was being thrown up then. That is one of the reason I told her GOODBYE.

02/16/2012 09:42 AM
happygranny
 
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ahhh i think that was a very good idea, sounds like she was a little bit unprofessional? and slightly stupid? i'm just saying...hehe
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