Hi this is my first post, I was diagnosed with PMR in July after months of visits to the GP for dreadful fatigue, stiffness and pain. I was started on 15mg of Pred, he slowly started reducing the dose, I made it to 10mg last month had a flair and he increased the dose back to 12.5.
I have been feeling generally unwell and started having a strange headache on bothsides of my head. As I had an appointment with a Rheumatologist last week ( which I paid for as the NHS waiting list in my area is over a year for first appointments) I didn't go to the GP. The Rhumy didn't think it was GCA and just requested new bloods to check for Lupus etc.
However since last week the Headaches have become awful I have to go and lie down. There is A dreadful pain behind my eye radiating to behind my ear and I have intermittent calf pain when I walk. I'm puzzling if I've just become a hypochondriac because the rheumatologist didn't pic anything up or is there something really wrong? I'm so embarrassed to keep going to the GP? Any advice greatfully received.