Who is best to diagnose PMR/GCA, I don't really feel confdient with my GP's diagnosis too many ifs and buts. Should I ask to see a rheumy. He did put me on Pred and it did help my symptoms but how do I know if it was PMR or just another inflammatary problem, I've had bursitis and a Bakers cyst in my right knee for years plus various aches and pains that come and go and which I've often put down to stress especially over the past three years since my husband had his stroke and I have been his full time carer. Fortunately for me I don't have the symptoms that lots of people describe. I'm not stiff in the mornings with lots of pain. I have had some strange feelings in my scalp which is what my GP based his diagnosis on, PMR not GCA. I was started on 20mg Pred and am now down to 8mg. I have some discomfort in my neck, on a scale of 1 - 10 its about a 2 and very intermitant. On my GP's instruction I am gradually reducing to 5mg and will see him again after a further blood test. ESR was 50to start with, last test was 29. Really quite confused.
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