Hi this is my first post ,I have had the usual journey of painkillers and lets ignore it ,it may just go away .Until I thought I was going to end up in wheelchair . I kept on working in pain and exhausted because my doctors made me feel like a hypochondriac . Blood test and predisnole 18 months later and a diagnosis of this lonely illness WOW I felt so relived I burst into tears after the first month of pred . My question though .My sister has GCA and had a terrible stroke last year ,now totally disabled and in a nursing home . Is this a coincidence should I tell my specialist at the Rheumy clinic is it relevant I always feel like a drama queen if I say anything but I do worry this is my future ?
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