Hi. I have followed the PMRGCAuk community for some time and have had good advice from them. I have GCA and have recently been referred to a stroke specialist because of symptoms around the Carotid artery. He said that there is nothing to worry about as you don't get any symptoms before a stroke or TIA it just hits you. He also said the narrowing of the arteries that lead to a stroke are different from narrowing caused by the GCA. I would have thought any narrowing would could lead to the same results.
Do the people on here agree with this specialist. My rheumatologists have given very bad advice towards my GCA.