I was diagnosed with GCA exactly three years ago and am down to 7mg Pred, just about to go to 6.5mg by slow method. I also have Parkinson's, diagnnosed a year ago. The last few months I have had a ?muscular pain in my right shoulder - not too bad, but 'there'. My walking is very stiff with shaky knees and I can walk for only five minutes or so. Is this PMR, I wonder? But shouldn't the pred. control the PMR? Perhaps that is 'why' it isn't too bad. I am 84, which doesn't help!
No answer really, but just want to share my thoughts. Is there a blood test besides CRP and ESR? Mine are 6 and 1.