I was diagnosed with temporal arteritis in Feb 2011after a biopsy, PMR a few days later, put on 60mg prednisolone to start with and managed to gradually reduce down to 7mg last sept but dispite many attempts couldnt get down any lower. I have started getting headaches, cramps or spasm like pains in my neck and up the left hand side of my head also front of neck and swelling in front of neck, spasmsand pain in hands and wrists and pains in lower stomack. I made an appointment for my GP but not until 24th June. this evening I took an additional 5mg prednisolone, I am going to try and get an emergengy appointment with my GP tomorrow. Do you know is this could be a flare up of PMR of GCA.