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#518057 - 01/12/18 09:10 AM Monitor CRP at home
L33 Offline
Journeyman_AS_Kicker

Registered: 07/17/13
Posts: 144
Loc: South Africa
Hi All

I came across a CRP test kit which can be used at home to monitor CRP levels. The system Consists of a small machine + a testing kit which can be bought a cost of $1612(appox) for the machine,
and $181(appox) for the test kit, which consists of 25 tests. The machine is called the Quick Read GO CRP.

Please see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDprwMdv7y4&t=92s

I think being able to do your own CRP test at home is very good resource for people with AS since we can monitor whether a particular treatment is working OR NOT, and we can take early action.

Some of us have a very high tolerance to pain and just ignore the problem, if however we see a physical result. It will motivate us to take action sooner and prevent damage long term.
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HLA B27+
Have AS since the age of 13.
Diagnosed in 2005 at the age of 22


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#518072 - 01/14/18 12:26 AM Re: Monitor CRP at home [Re: L33]
Robin_H Offline
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Registered: 09/13/15
Posts: 275
Loc: Central Canada
Hi L33,

Thanks. I do believe in watching for signs before getting symptoms instead of verifying the establishment of disease using tests after symptoms have been in place.

What are your fat sources? There is a lot of information about the importance of consuming only good fats to keep cell and mitochondria membranes properly functioning. This is for proper transport of nutrients into and toxins out of cells, and the ability of mitochondria to produce energy for the cells.

Cheers!
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HLA-B27 neg, vague AS symptoms in 20s and early 30s
1993:fibromyalgia (age 25)
2013.07:Scratched by a sick cat
2013.08:Reverse blockage in a SCUBA accident
2013.09:Strange sore throat then meningitis
2014:Chronic inflammation at the base of the skull
2014 to early 2015:excess NSAID use developed complete axial inflammation, included psoriasis
NSD helped well and but was not perfect
2018.07: weak +'ve tests for borrelia, babesia, bartonella and mycoplasma pneumonia using Armin Lab, ANA=equivocal

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#518274 - 02/19/18 01:57 PM Re: Monitor CRP at home [Re: L33]
L33 Offline
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Registered: 07/17/13
Posts: 144
Loc: South Africa
Hi Robin_H

Sorry for the late reply.

I am not currently on NSD but some good fat sources I would use are, avocardo, olives, coconut milk those are just some i can think off at the moment.

I am planning to try an antibiotic to treat my AS. You can find more infomation on this on Amazon. There is a free e book called AS the cure.

I am going to follow the instructions in the book.

A word of advice on NSD you should not Have sugars with fats durring the same meal. Thats what I learned form KickAS.

Also it is good to cut out sugar completely, I learnt that taking Apple Cider Vinegar.
When I cut out sugar thats when I saw some result.
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Diagnosed in 2005 at the age of 22


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#518783 - 06/15/18 06:39 PM Re: Monitor CRP at home [Re: L33]
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 9785
Loc: Brittany, France (since Nov 08...
L33 - Quote : "I came across a CRP test kit which can be used at home to monitor CRP levels. The system Consists of a small machine + a testing kit which can be bought a cost of $1612(appox) for the machine,
and $181(appox) for the test kit, which consists of 25 tests. The machine is called the Quick Read GO CRP."

Please see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDprwMdv7y4&t=92s

I think being able to do your own CRP test at home is very good resource for people with AS since we can monitor whether a particular treatment is working OR NOT, and we can take early action."

Suggest a good practice would be to every so often verify the results of your 'home-kit' against a laboratory analysis. Home kits are not that reliable. OK for the ball park, but in the main are a tad Ho-Hum. My nephew's wife has found this to be true : her findings on the 'home kits' was passed on to me. Take care all -


Edited by MollyC1i (06/15/18 06:43 PM)
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