How much should CRP determine prednisone dose? I started at 15mg three months ago and had reduced to 7 by last week. When I started on prednisone, my CRP went down in a week from 44 to 8. It was down to 6.7 a month ago and now is 6.6.
I feel good but rheumatologist is concerned the CRP is still elevated and wants me to increase dose back to 10 for 2 weeks, then repeat the CRP. My triglycerides and cholesterol are up, despite exercise and healthy diet. It’s tough to balance the risks we face. I pushed back about increasing the dose. Waiting for rheumatologist’s reply.
What’s your experience with CRP? What would you do?