Hi all , i recently went to the g.p. after weeks of headaches , scalp tenderness and temple on one side so sore i could not touch it . He suggested it was Temporal arteritis and sent me for blood tests . Test results normal so he gave me anti-inflammatories for two weeks . I do feel better but i wonder how often blood tests come back normal when there is a problem there ?? Am i over reacting in worrying about the symptoms flaring up again ? G.P. suggested that if symptoms came back i should go for a scan , would have to pay for it myself as waiting lists are long etc., for public health care .