Tony, it looks like your average numbers are coming down then. That's great!
I am also a 'walker' - or was, until I was hit by hip bursitis in the spring. And this reminds me to remind others to stretch. I was walking for about 50 minutes a day. (I don't have a pedometer.) To make a long story short, my hip bursitis was a result of inflammation of the IT band, the ileo-tibia muscle that is on the outside of the thigh from the hip to the knee. After two bouts of this and therapy, it was an astute therapist on the second round who pressed on my outer thigh which made me see stars. This was confusing to me because I was in therapy for the hip. She explained the bursitis was the symptom of the IT inflammation/strain and that was caused by not stretching before or after my walking. So, all this time I had been treating the symptom but not the cause - and it was my second therapist who explained this cause/effect, not the doctor. Previously the doctor prescribed prednisone pills and then a cortisone shot and other therapy but the pain returned. If I had spent time stretching, I wouldn't have aggravated that muscle and the muscle wouldn't have bothered the bursa in the hips. Live and learn!
Walking is free. It also gets you outside into fresh air. It helps your circulation, is easy on the joints, helps blood pressure and the heart and blood sugar. It also helps our 'mood'. Make sure you have proper walking shoes. I did go to an athletic shoe store and was fitted with some 'tennis' shoes, which are a size or half a size larger than I would normally buy because, as the lady explained, our feet will swell with all this activity and you don't want to cramp your toes and feet. And don't wear cotton socks because they keep moisture which is bad for your feet.
So, Tony, I'm very glad for your success! Thanks for the updates, too, because they help all of us understand the process you're going through with this medication.