Elevated Myoglobin Levels/Heart Palpitations/C-Reactive Protein Elevated
Hi All... I just wanted to get some feedback on whether or not anyone has had elevated myoglobin levels (which is tested if they believe you could have damage to your heart), paired with an elevated c-reactive protein test? I went to the ER last night because I was having significantly high blood pressure than normal (my BP is normally lower than the average person) and a racing heart beat, my irregular heart beat was more noticeable than ever before and I was basically laying on the couch watching TV. I got incredibly dizzy and so sore and weak all over my body that it was difficult to walk or function. The ER did a full work up of the heart which did show the elevated levels I mentioned earlier, which are indicative of either heart damage or kidney problems, which the doctor said could both be related to the lupus. I was just diagnosed in July so I am very worried that it is getting worse, but my rheumy basically brushed me off when I told them last and said to just stay on the steroids then if I feel that bad. I am clearly going to go to a different rheumy... but until then I am very worried that I could be in the nephritis side of things now or that it has affected my heart. Any guidance or experience would be much appreciated.\
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