The clinical trial coordinator reports that not only has my C Reactive Protein not gone down, it's gone UP since last week. So, I'm out of the clinical trial. The good news is, I now have off-the-charts blood tests to prove to Disability that there really is something very wrong, and it's physical, not psychological.
Now I need to talk to my doctor to find out if there's anything we can do about it. From a look at WebMD, it sounds like you can do something (antibiotics) if it's an infection, but if it's inflammation from arthritis/bursitis/tendinitis (all of which I have), then they can't do diddly-squat.