My ESR has been going down for months & eventually reached 23 about 6 weeks ago. Since then it's been on the rise, jumping up to 44 a week after a steroid injection! Previously steroids in any form have been magic inflammation banishers for me so I don't get it at all. I'm interested to know whether anyone else's ESR resists even Kenalog injections and /or just plain won't come down. (Incidentally mine was under 10 for a while which means that my rheumy won't have any truck with the '20+ is okay as you get older' thing & I do agree with him that for me anything over 20 is too high.)
Inflammation is something that concerns me but maybe other people have high levels for years on end without their rheumy blowing a gasket or any other obvious ill effects?