Hi everyone. GCA for two and a quarter years and been at 1 mg for about 4 weeks now. It’s all been going pretty well and I’ve been feeling quite upbeat. Over the last couple of weeks, my shoulders have felt ‘tired’ and achey...nothing major although one rotator cuff is very sore. I’ve been out tackling the wilderness of my overgrown garden so probably been overdoing stuff a bit. My hands are also achey but I do suffer from osteoarthritis in the fingers. No other aches or pains and my head seems fine. My energy levels are good but I still get that totally wiped out feeling from time to time...not often tho.
I had my bloods done last week and my ESR is at 26, CRP less than 4. My ESR is normally around 8 so it is raised but still within what’s considered normal levels.
On balance, does this sound like PMR might be beginning to strike or could it be the level of Pred dose and there is still a way to go before my adrenals are fully up and functioning?
If I need to increase, I obviously will, but I’d be really interested to hear how other people feel at such a low dose.