Last week I went to the GP for the results of the latest blood test which showed my CRP up to 26. Since then I have had increasing pain, especially in my arms and thighs. Today I had an appointment with the GP who does steroid injections because I also have osteoarthritis and tendonitis. He reviewed my blood test record and noted that my CRP had never gone right down to a normal level, except after the initial dose of 20mg of pred. He agreed that I was now having a flare and recommended going back up from 1mg to 5mg. Reluctantly I am doing just that and hope it will have the desired effect. He also agreed to inject my right shoulder which has a bit more than PMR!