I am having a flare of GCA. on 35mgs Pred. I'm also having some back pain [ top of the buttocks both sides ] which I thought was a flare of PMR. However in the past on a dose of [35mgs] that would have got the GCA/PMR under control within a day or so, but the pain in my back persists, luckily my head is better, so its another slow taper.
As Im getting older I'm getting these flares more frequently, I feel I'm on a roller coaster, and there doesn't seem to be an end to them. I'm sitting with a hot water bottle on my back which is helping, as I'm reluctant to take painkillers.