I saw my "new" rheumatologist yesterday and had some blood work done. This doctor initially increased my dosage two months ago as I was having some symptoms. Although I hated the thought of the increase it felt great. I am now tapering at 1 mg/month (from 8-7-6). I'm still feeling fine with the exception of a sprained ankle. My blood work apparently showed some increase in my CRP and SED rates so the doctor called and wants me to stay at 6mg for another month and do blood work again before further reducing. I asked if it could be caused by the ankle because I feel fine. He said it could be but sometimes the inflammation markers in the blood can raise before symptoms show and he wants to be cautious. I have not read anything about this before. Any thought?
Also - I seem to be getting hurt a bit more frequently than before the diagnosis or more accurately, it takes me much longer to heal. When I asked about it, the doctor shrugged and said that some people are more sensitive than others and it should get better as I reduce the prednisone. Is this other's findings?
I appreciate any insight anyone has to these questions 😎