I have had an increasing severity in headaches the past 2 days. I have GCA/PMR and am presently taking Prednisone 40mg. The pain has been in the temple areas, pain and pressure over left and now right eye. I also have pain in forehead. I have tried strong pain medications, cold wash cloths, peppermint essential oil. Yesterday, I experienced two episodes of severe dizziness after going from sitting to standing. Nothing has completely diminished the pain.
I had lab work done this week and had the lowest sed rate and CRP since August. I was in a traffic accident a week ago, and experienced a mild headache the next couple of days. I am supposed to start the Actemra IV infusion this Thursday, as I have not been able to go below 40mg of Prednisone since June without a severe flare up.
I don't know if this is a flare up or if I have some kind of virus. Any suggestions or advice will be greatly appreciated.