I had every symptom of PMR (pain in all the right places) for one month and initial blood work showed high reactive protein (CRP) of 4.5 but low Sed Rate (8). Given 6 day steroid pack and within hours first day's dose took away all pain. The day after coming off steroid pack, pain returned in full, blood work taken second time and again showed high Reactive Protein (CRP) of 2.7 and low Sed Rate (6). Went on 11 mg pred, pain immediately gone, 3 months later at 8.5 mg, doing fine. GP told me high Sed Rate normally associated with PMR diagnosis but not always, and most accurate diagnosis of PMR is quick response to steroids. Just wanting confirmation this could be the case. Have not seen rheumatologist, but everything I've read seems to confirm this thinking. Any chance it could be anything besides PMR?
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