I've been on 8.5 for almost two weeks now. I take 8.0 DR at ten pm, and .5 IR breakfast. At 9.0 I was generally asymptomatic except for what I refer to as the weak Wobblies which generally hit late afternoon and then dissipated. The last two days my energy is all over the place. I still wake up fine, not stiff and able to do morning routine, but now I'm getting random bouts of thigh pain and weakness with sone feelings of nausea and an occasional shoulder twinge. My lower back seems to miss the Pred. It is complaining more like it used to before PMR and Pred.
My ESR was 18 today, which is quite low for me. CRP came in at 0.1. I started with ESR of 107 and CRP of 6.8 in 12/2016. In April I had a short lived bump to ESR 40 and CRP 2.8. I had been at 14mg at the time. My rheumy put me up to 20 for a bit and then back down. So both are holding steady, normal range, since inflammatory markers ticked up for a bit last April. I do think my inflammatory markers are reflective of my inflammatory status but I'm reluctant to reduce further for now.
I don't think going down to 8.0, which was/is the plan based on my last visit with Rheumy. It doesn't makes sense to me unless I get some understanding of where this new pattern is heading. On next Tues night OH and I have opera tickets. I'm tempted to go up to ten on Mon night to smooth out the next day, but if this is the adrenal wall, I don't want to send my adrenals a message that they can forget about trying to get going,
Would it make any sense to alternate 9.0 and 8.0 for a week, just taking DR Pred at night?