Recently saw my Rheumy and he ordered blood test for Sed rate and CRP.
I compared my Sed Rate from my original bloodwork
3/16/17 rate of 14
5/19/17 rate of 11
12/22/17 rate of 8
I compared my CRP rate from my original bloodwork
5/19/17 rate of 0.9
12/22/17 rate of 3.6
Why would my crp rate increase if I am on Prednisone?
Rheumy didn't mention the increase at all.
Rheumy's medical assistant did mention an increase in my sugar (119), Neutrophils 78.9 (range is 50-70), Lymphs-low 14.1 (range 20-40) said Rheumy didn't ask for me to come back in or anything.
I had been sick, coughing (dry unproductive) no fever, no runny nose, no sinus pressure. Had a feeling of being out of breath with exertion, but my x-ray of lungs was clear.
Taking 7.5 mg of pred since September 2017