I had the results of my regular blood test this morning: CRP has gone up from 15 to 21; ESR still OK at 12. The rise in CRP could be caused by an infection or a virus and I have had a bit of a cold. The GP explained that steroids can weaken the tendons and warned me not to jump over any stiles - as if! She agreed to my planned reduction hopefully from 2mg to 1mg. I am reducing by 1mg by one day more each week. Fingers crossed I could be free by Christmas.