Saw my lovely GP this morning. Thankfully this time she did not try to arm twist me into taking osteoporosis medication. I asked about the inflammatory markers, and she dismissed that request by saying they don't really pay attention to them, treatment is based on the symptoms. So I still don't know how things altered between June and October. On the other hand I note that the tests are also on the sheet she's given me for ferritin and random glucose testing, so I guess SHE is watching those results. As for Vitamin D levels, the labs are actively discouraging doctors from asking for that test, so I've just been told to carry on with my 2000 IU per day. Trying for 6 or 6.5 mg pred these days and hoping that it works, and doctor encouraged me to continue to take it slowly. ☺ I seem to be rather susceptible to the bad effects of pred so would really like to get the level down to 5 by summer if I can.
Today it feels like spring outside - I know that's not going to last. But the strong sun is heartwarming and definitely lightens the spirit! 🌞