I was diagnosed with GCA in September 2014 and have been on steroids since then and Methotrexate for 3 1/2 months. I have had pain in my back and hips and weakness in my thighs for some time and had assumed that it was to do with the steroids but a friend who had GCA and PMR has suggested that I might have PMR. I do not have pain or weakness in my shoulders and arms.
My rheumatology clinic today was cancelled when I had hoped to discuss the possibility of PMR. Should I try to see the rheumatolgist privately to speed things up?