In reading the good link on GCA/PMR to be given to doctors:
. ". . . However, promising treatment
breakthroughs such as the use of glucocorticoid
chronotherapy in PMR69 and anti-IL6 therapy in GCA70–73
raise the possibility that we will be able to control these
conditions on much lower doses of glucocorticoids and
thus minimise the side-effect burden.. . . " (not sure of the pg. no.)
The information on neurontin is that it can act as an inhibitor for IL 6, which I posted previously (from a search). Will find the post. Believe this may be good news on neurontin - again Dr. is the best. If this is so, neurontin may well help in the anti inflammatory process. My understanding of the research is that they are looking for agents which will inhhibit, killer T cells, IL 6 and others from "growing" at the site of inflammation in the artery. May be very good news.