Last month my ESR was 1 and CRp 0.60 all normal. So I reduced from 11 1/2 to 10 1/2 but alternating for the first week. In the past two weeks I have had very bad cold and bronchitis, planter fasciitis , And a root canal. I am wondering if all this could influence the ESR? I am reducing slowly and an ESR of 1 is certainly an indication of the GCA being under control. This is very discouraging because I am scheduled for eye surgery on February 9 and need to be at 10. I have been putting off Eye surgery for a year and have been reducing slowly. The eye surgery is for conjunctivochalssis. If this increase in my ESR is not from GCA perhaps I do not have to increase the prednisone. On the other hand I could increase it to 11 from 10.5 and take another blood test in a week. My root canal is not finished and I have to go back on Monday. I am also on antibiotics. I do not have GCA symptoms. I just have my usual prednisone headache and fatigue. What to do. Thank you.