Further to my question 9 April, ESR readings are still going up, 39 & 40 this week (CRP 7.7) they've increased since 4 Mar @ 15 whilst staying on 12mg Pred. After second reading on Friday, GP has upped me to 20mg until I see her again in 2 weeks time. Last time I was on that dose was Oct last year, reduced steadily 17.5 in Nov, 15 in Dec, 14 beg of Jan, 13 by end Jan and 12 on 15 Jan. had antibiotics in January for chest infection, but ESR didn't rise then. Have had cough since then, so went for chest X-ray on Friday. No other infections, kidneys tested recently. As I said before, have felt fine in self during this unexplained rise, so any ideas what could be causing it. Have already lost one eye to GCA so am ultra aware of any unusual head pains, but have absolutely nothing. Both I and GP are flummoxed on this one, and also she says the symptoms are moreimportant than the readings she is also being extra cautious as she missed original diagnosis. Any comments most welcome, thanks as always, Dorset Lady
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