Not surprisingly I'm finding this forum to be way more helpful than the medical community. Thank you all for your support. When I was diagnosed with PMR in early Dec. 2016 my sed rate was 35 and CRP 0.3 In January sed rate was 29 and CRP 0.3. My latest (Feb) results were sed rate 23 and CRP 33.7. I have tapered from 20mg pred to 15mg and am ready to start tapering by 1mg. Does the elevated CRP indicate that I will have trouble tapering right now? Please explain what Rheumy is looking at and why. I keep hearing "Rheumy said my blood levels were good". What's "good?" Thanks!