ESR marker raising as I reduce prednisone
I was diagnosed with PMR in January 2023, my ESR was 85. I was started on 20mg of prednisone and increased to 36mg until pain was under control. I have been reducing prednisone slowly as I am sick of ‘moon face’ and bloating in general. ESR was at 26 when I started to decrease. Now at 8mg of prednisone and ESR increased to 42. The pain and fatigue is extreme, but I am desperate to be off prednisone. Any advice ?