I emailed Rheumy nurse on Monday re the headaches I have been getting. A new headache - unlike the numerous ones I've had before - i.e. migraine, cluster migraine, ice pick headaches, migraine with myalgia - ear pain with them etc.
These have been pain at the front of my head or back of my head but with tenderness on my head and pains down my neck. Not constant pain. But on and off last 2/3 weeks. Veins also appearing along hair line when I get headaches.
Answer was it couldn't possibly be vasculitis as the last bloods I had done in clinic - I think last May??? Showed no sign of vasculitis. I didn't know there were blood tests for vasculitis. Apparently they'll do the bloods again next time I'm in clinic.
What are these? PMRPro said it sounded like it could be temporal arthritis. But that's a no too apparently.
Can anyone shed any light on what blood tests these are? Thank you.