Doctors response to my blood test was that they were okay. Having increased my Pred. From 8to 10mgs. My pains receded, he apparently told me to increase my tablets by 40mgs a day I don't remember him saying that to me as their was no prescription at the doc.s. I told him that I was fine with the 2mg increase, I asked him if I needed to have any future follow up regarding pmr he virtually told me that I could manage my own reductions as long as I was not in any pain.