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Fever, arm pain, swollen foot, numbness, test shows inflammation, weakness

I have lupus , RA , fibromyalgia , and hypoglycemia . I started running 103.5 and had right arm pain, and , swollen foot and numbness in my right arm and fingers . They ran a test that showed inflammation in my body was at 18%. I am better but am still very weak and my foot is swollen. Plus 3 fingers on my right had are still numb
Asked On : Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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I am not sure what test you had but 18% is probably a cell count as ESR CRP WCC are usual tests to see if there is ongoing inflammation and none of the above tests are reported as percentage.
With your background history, and fever with swollen joints and paresthesia, you need to get in touch with your Rheumatologist as soon as possible.
Joint aspiration for pus c/s and examination for crystals, plus increase in pain relief medications and/or immunosuppression will then need to be decided as per the results.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Answered: Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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