Since November, I've had a succession of infections - sinusitis and bronchitis - and flu. My CRP went up into the 40s and since December I've been on 10mg pred which has brought the CRP down to a pretty satisfactory 11. However, This past week, I've had another sinus and chest infection made worse by the high tree pollen count which exacerbates my asthma. A week ago, I felt so achey around arms, shoulders and upper thighs that I went up to 12 mg and have felt better since then. Now the doctor has put me on an antibiotic to get rid of these bugs and my thinking is that I should probably stay on 12 until I finish the course. I am due to see a rheumatologist at the end of May but which time I'll have had PMR for 4 years.