Since dropping to 10mg my back pain has returned. This is not like a "normal" backache, but stabbing pain that takes my breath away when I have been sitting or standing still for even a couple of minutes, and radiates from my ribs to down my right leg. It's not exactly the same as what I had last year prior to diagnosis as I am not as stiff in the morning and can actually put my own socks on! But as I have also had head pain I didn't want the GCA creeping up again. Managed to get a phone call from the GP who sent me for a blood test since I haven't had one since February. Results have come back ESR "normal", CRP "borderline, no action required". First appointment I can get to actually meet with the GP is next Friday. I don't think the pain will let me wait that long, so will have to keep trying to get an emergency appointment, which means ringing at 8:15 and having the phone on repeat dial until 9:00 and then being told all the appointments have gone usually!
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