HI All, I've now been on 60mg pred for 9 days and 30mg for 2 days before that. Am still experiencing significant tenderness in one area of my scalp, head pain and pressure and inner ear pain and pressure. Am booked for carotid artery scan on 26th October and TAB on 28th October when I will have already been on pred for more than 3 weeks. My GP flagged with the hospital that this is outside the 2 week window but to no avail. I keep reading that people normally experience quick resolution of symptoms once on pred. I have not had any more visual disturbance but am still feeling very unwell. I saw my GP last week and advised him them symptoms continuing. He gave me a spray for ear pain and said he thought that was a red herring in the context of the other symptoms. The spray has had no effect and I have read a number of accounts and papers mentioning ear canal pain in GCA. I am worried that the steroid does not appear to have brought the symptoms under control even at this high dose. My GP said he did not want to increase the dose and I am having another ESR test on Tuesday. Any advice would be very much appreciated as I am feeling a bit frightened now.