Hi everyone. I'm GCA since March, positive biopsy at time of diagnosis and CRP was 141. I was started on 40 mg Pred and within days symptoms settled and CRP and ESR were within normal limits. My rheumy has had me on a fairly fast reduction. I reduced fairly quickly to 10 mg and since then I have been reducing 1mg / month. I am currently down to 6mg. Until the last 2/3 weeks I have been feeling fine. Now I am just wondering whether I have the beginnings of a flare. My CRP has crept up from less than 4 to 19 in the last 4 weeks and I have been having very slight headachey feelings but nothing even vaguely like the nightmare headaches pre diagnosis. I'm wondering what to do? Should I increase to say 15 for a week and try to get it back under control? Or higher? And then taper quickly to say 10 and then go slow?
It's funny ( well obviously not really!) but I have been feeling really low too for the few weeks. Depression definitely figures loud in this illness. Anyway, I would be really grateful for some suggestions from our resident experts.