I have PMR, diagnosed in 2013. Taking pred, and holding for past 5 months at 5 mg.
two weeks ago, I decided it's time to try to reduce a bit, so began to take 4 mg every other day, alternating with the 5 mg.
Things are going well, no indication of flare! I'm happy! Until 4 evenings ago, I took one aspirin, before bed.
An hour later, while reading, I noticed my eye felt funny. Thinking I needed my eye allergy drops, I went to the Beth room mirror, and was shocked! I had developed a broken blood vessel in R eye. The whole eyeball was bright red, except the Iris. I called my GP on-call, who said if no pain, and the Iris is not bloody, not to worry. I did tell her I have PMr, and am on pred.
It's been 4 days, and the blood still appears bright red, like the kids zombie mask.
I still have zero pain, except a bit of sunlight sensitivity.
My question, is this possibly related to GCA? I have had no symptoms, and my PMR appears to be waning, but I am worried. Anyone have words of advice?