Re: High inflamatory markers.
Sorry to hear that Carol.
The trouble is with those ESR and other inflamatory tests is, they show inflammation, but as you say, it doesn't say where.
I won't take Ibuprofen for more than a few days because I know they can do damage.
It might have helped if the Doc had given you some Omeprazole tummy protector to take first.
Failing that, it's like I said in the first place - go see a physio, or an acupuncturist, or a chiropractor.
At least they wouldn't mess your stomach up and chances are, you could have been better by now.
I hope you can get sorted, and feel on the mend soon.