There seems to be two schools of thought about when to increase Prednisone in GCA. I had been increasing if my CRP came back elevated (sed rate never goes up in me, only the CRP), thinking I would ward off a flare before I had any symptoms. However, I have read 4 or 5 papers (since 2010) that say you don't increase the Prednisone in the absence of symptoms. In earlier papers the practice was to increase if markers were elevated even if no symptoms. In one of the recent papers the rationale seemed to be to avoid higher and longer doses of Prednisone which seems to make sense. I would like to hear your thoughts and any references you could direct me to, thank you.
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