Hi! Started on 20mg pred in Dec 2014 for PMR, with CRP of 16 and normal SED rate. By January, CRP down to 6, and pred to 15mg. Since then I've been mostly at 10 mg pred. Only minor pain, but fatigue and brain fog severely limiting what I can accomplish. Walking is fine, but going up a flight of stairs is a real struggle-but not painful. Can often get 4 or 5 reasonably good days in a row, before fatigue confines me to the couch for a day or so.
Anyway, July my CRP was up to 11, so Dr. Increased pred for 1 week to 15mg, 1 week to 12.5mg, then back to 10. My recent October blood tests showed CRP higher than ever at 26, and SED is high now too, at 40. Increased to 12.5 mg pred 2 weeks, and felt better. For last week have been on 11.5 mg pred.
I was shocked by the results as I would have said I was making some small improvement, with good days getting better, and bad days not quite so debilitating.
Should I be reducing with CRP & SED levels increasing like that?
I see Rhumy later this week, but she has also recently allowed me to make my own pred adjustments.
Would appreciate any thoughts on this. Thank you.