I have been suffering with shoulder and neck pain over the past month or so. Struggling to get dressed, shower, comb my hair and get out of bed. I have been on 3.5mg pred for a couple of months. Finally saw my great GP yesterday. She took a blood test there and then and rang me back in the afternoon. Crp was 14. I cant understand why, at this modest level, the inflammation was giving me such grief? Could it be because I had already had my 3.5 mg early in the morning? As ever sensible, my GP increased my pred to 10mg for today and tomorrow, then 7 and a half for 4 days then 5 and stay there for at least a month then have another blood test. If it’s all ok I will then go dead slow downwards.