I have had GCA for 2years now on 14mg of Pred and also Leflunomide 10 mg a day plus all the other concoctions that go with this weird disease. My illness started with pains in the hips thinking I needed a hip replacement had an x ray and also a blood test x ray was fine bloods were through the roof GCA was diagnosed. I have had a couple of flares and have had to go back up on a higher dose of Pred also had 2 teeth out which was fine but it seems I go along ok then the hips and pelvis start hurting and even where I had the teeth out it starts to ache head gets this muzzy feeling have no energy also cannot hear as well as I did does it affect anyone else's hearing. Sometimes feel nearly normal and do most things ok but when this hits in feel incapable of anything do others get the same feeling? does it ever end?