Can anyone tell me how GP's in general deal with signing off patients with PMR/TA - I was diagnosed in June, I have had a total of 3 weeks off and when I went back I was advised by my GP to go back on reduced hours. This has not really been happening, I can reduce my hours but not my workload, therefore, unable to reduce my hours. OH have also suggested this and working more from home and although my employers initially supported this - are now back tracking.
I have this week had another 'flare' - headache and tender in the temples and groin, knee (both of new to me), back and neck pain so have gone from 16mg back up to 20 mg on GP's guidance, I believe the stress from work is not helping.
So I am considering just being signed off for a longer period - how have others found their GP's with this? (I think mine will certainly sign me off for a month or so) and if others have done this has it helped their health.
Sorry to put another post up - just struggling a little at the moment.