Hi I was diagnosed in Nov 17 GCA/PMR started on 40mg pred. ESR & CRP reduced quite considerably so reduction to 30mg in Dec. Last app with GP last week levels raised to ESR 52 CRP 18 so back up to 35mg. My question is why have they suddenly shot up? Hope you very knowledgeable people may give me a clue. I am experiencing lots of symptoms again. I have contacted my Rheumatologist for advice and awaiting this. My GP really is not too helpful as she gets all the information from online. I am struggling with the side effects of the pred so life not too good at the moment. I am trying to carry on with my daily life and working, determined this horrible illness will not get the better of me. Thanks Kyrenia.