I was diagnosed in March with GCA and PMR, I started on 60 mgs of prednisone a day, reducing monthly. I am now on 20 mgs a day. Whilst on holiday I developed a DVT which led to a pulmonary embolism. I started taken warfarin. Two weeks ago and lots of irritating symptoms like night sweats, hand shakes, hand spasms , feet tingling and breathlessness, my Rheumy thought she'd just check my blood glucose, and yes, you've guessed, they were sky high and she reckons its steroid induced type 2 diabetes. So, I now taken Metformin twice a day and monitor my blood sugar.
I wanted to reduce weight and control the diabetes, so I went low carb diet and increased physical activities, thirty minutes every day of Aqua robics....now my INR is too low. It just seems that every time I try to help myself it has an impact on one or more of my problems. The only thing that seems to be in order is PMR/ GCA, no flare ups as I reduce steroids.
I really don't know what to concentrate on. Any ideas?