I first saw my GP in October and was put on 20 mg prednisolone in November following a blood test that showed high ESR and CRP. Another blood test in December showed normal levels. I have only seen my GP twice since starting the pred (last time 6 weeks ago), had no further blood tests and have not yet had a referral to a rheumatologist. I have been tapering myself by using the advice on this forum. I wonder if this type of monitoring is quite normal or whether I should have had a referral by now or even further blood tests. I would appreciate advice on whether I should be making an appointment to see my GP again or if it is OK to just carry on as I am.