Hi all I have been eating a lot of inflammatory foods, and my CRP and ESR have always reflected on pain I have, I am probably a bit obsessed with my blood readings, and CRP and ESR have been down 3.5 and 5
But I've had a bad cold for last 2weeks and had bloods done my CRP is 8 and ESR is 19 and do feel a lot more pain.
I started off with neck pain and pains in my thighs, I was on 20mg pred and diagnosed with PMR, and only when I was reducing. I started to get jaw pain and severe headache's. And had temporarily sight loss, which was so frightening, but I feel so lucky. I was hospitalised and had a positive biopsy for GCA
I'm down to 4.5mg pred from 80mg, that was over 2 years ago.
I was thinking should I wait until I recover from this cold and maybe my readings would go down. And if CRP and ESR readings are not down then maybe increase. Thanks for reading