Hi all. I have had headaches on n off for the past 4 weeks n attended doctors who after examining me n listening to my symptoms told me he thought it may be gca n it was serious. Straight away I had bloods taken n was given 8 steroids to take n told the hospital would ring me next day to go to hopsital for tests doing. Up until then I had never heard of gca n was now panic stricken after going home n reading up on it. The next day the hospital told me that gca had shown up in my blood test n more bloods were needed n i would also need a temporal biopsy within the week. I would have never even gone to my gp as I had suffered migraines on n off all my life but what made me go was the pain in right temple n head on right side tender to touch. Even touching a strand of hair hurt so much. I still didn't believe them when they told me. I'm not a person who is ever poorly. I'm now trying to understand it all n it still won't sink in as the pain now gone with the steroids I'm having to take. 12 daily for a week then 10 for week n 8 for two weeks .. its only been since 21st Aug 2014 I went to gp. Still shocked scared n going into the unknown. Terrified of the op too. Any feed back to bring me light n hope on gca will be appreciated. Will I have it for life. Could I still go blind. Also read on other problems that can arise from gca n thinking about that now also. To top it off I just dieted n lost 2 stones n now I'm gonna get fat again with steroids. Do I need a special diet now. Can I drink alcohol anymore. I feel lost n confused n still coming to terms with it. I have always been healthy n well n yet I still feel that way but apparently I'm ill. Thanks
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