Happy New Year. I've suffered with RA most of my life, and had cutaneous vasculitis. Now progressed to Giant Cell Arteritis in my temple area. Fisrt signs were tender scalp when hair drying and brushing. That night a sudden headache like no other. Nearest equivalent pain was a sudden bone fracture. Immediate prescription for 40mg per day urgently given to preven permanent blindness and stroke. No blood thinners (why not). On day three since medication. I dithered. My mistake. Anyone else, please do not hesitate to take the med. I am full time carer for my autisic son who has a higher level of autism than normal but very very aspergers and dyspraxic.
anyone else out there can talk about this from their own experience? I am fully up to scratch on RA but not this effect of my auto-immune system.