Dear Friends, I had a blood test last week to check that I had not become diabetic (very tired all the time) and to check my inflamation levels (sorry is it CPR, CSR or what? -Senior moment!)
Just phoned up for the results, blood sugars fine, so that's really good news. My other reading was 27 though, which the person I spoke to said was normal! Now I don't think it is, because when I was first diagnosed with PMR the levels were in the 90's and after taking the dreaded Pred came down to 8. At that time, no pain and no stiffness.
I went to my Doctor a couple of weeks ago and she wasn't pleased that I was on a dose of 11mg (down from 30mg at the start 2 years ago as 15 not enough). I said that I was reluctant to decrease at the moment, as my shoulders were very stiff and quite painful in the mornings and felt that I should stay on this dose for a little while.
She really is a lovely doctor and is very understanding and didn't push me any further. What are your feelings on a reading of 27? Would be very grateful for your advice. Hope everyone is having a 'good day!'