I was diagnosed in June PMR, and put on 15mg preds. which worked straight away. In September due to a chest infection, (I also have COPD.), my GP put me up to 30mg. then down to 20mg. On coming back down to 15mg. I had a massive flare up, so back to 20mg. Recently I had another blood test with a view to coming down again, unfortunately I had an other chest infection so I had to stay on 20mg. (went down to 17.5mg this morning), but the real puzzler was that while the blood test showed good results for the PMR, it also showed a very high white cell count, my GP said he was missing something and booking me for a special blood test next week. Has anyone else had this, or should I assume it's not related to the PMR?