Hi, I am currently trying to resuce steroids by 1 mg per week with the aim of reaching a maint. dose of 5mg. I was also prescribed azathioprine again ( had tried before xmas but made me very sick). Anyway at last hospital appt was atold to try and perservere with a low dose and move up when I felt able. Cannot even tolerate 25mg without violent sickness and stomach pains, so have stopped.
My last lot of bloods showed that my WCC was slightly raised and mt ESR had gone up from 2 to 35 in one week, but CRP markers were fine. Slightly confused and spoke to the nurse who suggested that mayby my body does not like reducing the steroids and not to reduce until I have some more bloods done in 2 weeks. Does anyone know what a raised ESR, but normal CRP could mean. Never been this high before?