Just come off the phone requesting a blood test. Spoke to another doctor in practice who although had a very nice manner informed me from my notes that my readings were within " normal range". If I did possibly have PMR (!!) then it would be very mild but he suspected that I didn't have it at all but osteoarthritis.
He remarked that I was on steroids and I shouldn't be on them and at 10.5 that was far too high after just over a year on Pred. I also explained that I had just only come down by .5 mg very slowly and he said that that wouldn't make any difference at all. .5mg was negligible.
We both managed to keep calm throughout all this discussion. I was really quite angry inside and a bit concerned really that should results again come back within " normal range" there might be pressure to come off Pred. Well I suppose I will have to tackle that when and if it comes to it.
So annoyed and frustrated really!! Rant over!! Argggg!!