Last month my sed rate was at 34 and my C-reactive protein was at 2. My rheumatologist raised my prednisone from 4mg to 5mg and said I will see you in 6 months. Now I just moved 180 miles away and am trying to get some new doctors. This may take awhile. I started having a stiff neck and a little pain at the back bottom of my head a few days ago. Do you think this could be the temporal arteritis? I was going to wait a few more days to see if this goes away. Two years ago when all of this started, the pain was by my ear and up to the temples. I am not having any pain by my temples. Only the neck and the back of the head hurt.