Another feeling sorry for myself post again I'm afraid.
I had a follow-up appointment with my GP last night after having my prednisolone upped 2 weeks ago from 15mg to 20mg. Had my bloods repeated last week and my CRP was 17 and ESR 33 (only gone down minimally from the month before ESR34 CRP20). I am in terrible pain still with all my joints and she could see that I had gained weight since she last saw me and that I was all puffy and stiff everywhere. Anyway....she says she doesn't want to give up on treatment yet as I had such a good response when I was first diagnosed and asked if I would agree to up the prednisolone to 30mg for 2 weeks and then to see her again.
I'm feeling really fed up. I was doing so well and now everything seems so much worse now. I did ask her if this could possibly be something else and she said she didn't know and that if I had no improvement on the 30mg dose after 2 weeks she would have to refer me back to Rheumatology for further assessment. I just feel that with everything else medically I have going on that I am not being treated for the right thing ( I may be but that is just how I'm feeling today). Has anyone else gone backwards before they have seen an improvement or been later told it wasn't PMR and that it was something else completely. I just don't know where to turn. I just cried after my GP appointment last night.
Any advice gratefully received.