I have RA for 2 years now and my last blood test showed that my sed rate went up to 48 and my hemiglobin went down again. I have been anemic for about a year now. My RA is also getting worse they want to put me on BRM’s. Normaly does the anemia get worse the higher the sed rate?
Anemia is often the result of inflammation and thus anemia can worsen when the sed rate (measure of inflammation) increases and the arthritis worsens.