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05-22-2017, 06:30 PM   #1
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Can MS drugs raise calprotectin levels?

Hello all,

I've not posted on here in agesss as things Crohn's wise have been doing fine. However 6 months ago I started treatment for ms. It's called gilenya. My bathroom habits have changed though and instead of going regularly it's now the opposite. I can go days without going and when I do my stomach is sore and crampy for a while afterwards. I was having lots of pain going to the toilet a few weeks ago but my mum was taking hospital with blood clots in her lung and I just put my new stomach issues down to stress. I was to hand in a sample for my regular check up with my Crohn's dr which is not until next month and today when I was seeing my gp he told me my calprotectin levels were 700. Looong story short am I in another flare or could my new medication be the factor for the raised levels??? Any help very much appreciated.

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05-26-2017, 06:27 AM   #2
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I do not know for sure but it is probably a flare.
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05-28-2017, 02:20 PM   #3
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Have a look at the reseach at www.humanpara.org. You will find references linking both MS and Crohn to the MAP bacteria (mycobacterium paratuberculosis). Calcprotectin is a protein which is also associated with mycobacteria. The research is not yet 100 pct conclusive, but I would definately try to avoid all sources of MAP (mainly dairy and beef from dairy cow meat) and also try to get tested for MAP.
06-02-2017, 06:07 AM   #4
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Thanks so much, this is very interesting.
06-02-2017, 06:09 AM   #5
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I do not know for sure but it is probably a flare.
Believe it or not I STILL don't know the answers yet. I have to wait until Wednesday to find out!
06-02-2017, 06:17 AM   #6
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Sorry

06-02-2017, 04:55 PM   #7
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Believe it or not I STILL don't know the answers yet. I have to wait until Wednesday to find out!
Yeah, those waitings for answers can be a pain. Hang in there.
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