A later blood test shows remarkable similarity to the last one ESR/CRP same values however the GP pointed out that my haemoglobin levels are borderline and that she requires a monthly test to keep this under review. It has been suggested by the hospital consultant that my headaches could be due to trigeminal neuralgia, the normal treatment for which is with anti-epilepsy meds ( which would clash with current meds, meaning a complete review of all).
I carried out a 4 day trial at 10mg as suggested. On the day prior I could only manage 40-50 metres before resting due to heavy-leg syndrome and back muscles locking up. After 24 hrs and for the rest of the trial period I could walk much easier and experienced less pain (shoulder/arm pain was lessened too!). GP stated that I should return to 7mg until I had seen the rheumy (05/06/2015). The confusion appears to be more with the medical fraternity than me!