I've just had the result of an ESR test back and I'm wondering where to go now as my GP thinks the result is ok but I still have pain and stiffness. I had the blood test because I seemed to have a flare after reducing quite quickly from 15 to 10g of predisolone. I went back up to 13pred but still had pain and stiffness. This is my first experience of this problem after being diagnosed with pmrgca in April and reducing the meds successfully until now. So I'm not sure about quite what is happening. The ESR was 33. I know my previous results were higher than this. Not sure whereabouts on the level of inflammation this is. My instinct is to put myself back on 15pred as I was ok on this and then reduce more slowly. But I don't want to start yoyoing. And after reading many of the posts I'm aware there might be other things going on. My next appointment with my rheumy is late July. I'm going to try the local Bowen practioner too. Any advice out there? Any comments appreciated.