What are the symptoms of GCA?
Lately I have had this dull headache
Not excruciating painful as such.. Just a dull daily headache across my forehead and top of my head
My thyroid md has altered my med from Tirosint 0.112 mcg to levothyroxine .75 with Cytomel twice a day? I have to wait 6 weeks before I can have labs to check for correct dosage. So I am questioning if this is thyroid related or am I getting a sinus infection or ... Scary thought... Could this be the beginning of GCA?
I have been on a prednisone dosage of 5 mg for a year and a half
Lately, after reading the posts on this invaluable forum, I realize I am undermedicated
My daughter who works for Mayo is making an appointment for a 2nd opinion on the PMR.. Hopefully soon!
my rheumatologist wants me to take methotrexate and has ordered a chest X-ray and MRI on my knees before I see him again to start this med.. Hearing it is not a good med to take!!
I feel he is guessing at my condition and my daughter, who is a nurse, is not happy and wants the 2nd opinion
I have high CRP and Sed rate but have never been given a prednisone dosage over 5 mg
Lately tincreasing the prednisone on my own I am getting relief even in my legs
calves of my legs are painful and knees over the last weeks have been very painful as the rest of my body... Increasing the prednisone has helped
I ordered a book from amazon and it told how PMR does affect the fluid in the joints
So many questions.. Sorry to ask
But thankful for the answers that let me know this is not all in my head ... My family does not understand...
Also, my glucose levels are increasing even on 5 mg of prednisone
I have always been in the 80 range until now
Does this condition eventually go into diabetes? It has already given me the beginning of cataracts
Well on a final note to this "book"...have a blessed healthy happy New Yearand thank you so much for being there
PMR in Kansas USA