PMR since Nov 2017 - GCA Feb 2018. Managed to reduce to 4mg Pred beginning May 2020. Symptoms returned - sweating head and shoulders at night and stiffness in legs and hips. Sought your advice and increased to 9mg Pred daily hoping to return to 5mg after a few days. Blood test now shows CRP raised suddenly to 34 - was 0.5 Dec 2019 and 5.7 Mar 2020. How should I progress now? Try going down again to 5mg? Stay at the 9mg (symptoms gone at this level)? Or increase to say 20mg and start the long tapering journey again? I should mention that in the midst of all this I have had a UTI.
Seeking your guidance - thanks