Hello there my name is Lisa . . Oh gosh where do I start and how do I make this short . .
Ok, 2 months ago I started having ear pain had 2 courses of antibiotics which didn't work, by now I had headaches at the back of my head (never in temple area) then I developed gland pains in my neck kind of under my jaw (no pain on chewing)
So I had a blood test 4 wks ago, results were CRP 113 . . Yer ops. . . So steroids were prescribed and I eventually took I really didn't want to go down that road as I'm a qualified licensed Homeopath, steroids are not homeopathic in any shape or form so this is really hard for me, anyway they brought bloods back to 11 in just one week, got appt with rheumatology and they said to come off Pred as symptoms didn't really seem to match and bloods were now normal . . Came off and within a day had all my symptoms back a wk later my bloods were CRP 86 back on Pred and biopsy booked. . . Somehow they are now convinced I have GCA. . What my fears are is going through a biopsy is pointless as the STERIODS are now in my system again and so will give false diagnosis as stated in patient info for GCA
Plus I true.y feel I don't have it and yet they want to put me through a little op to prove I DONT. . . Do I just go along with all this . . Does anyone else think my symptoms sound like GCA. . I'm scared and frightened