Hi craftnut 68 here. Well was at GP's today and had 45 min consultation. He assures me that I do not have GCA as I display no other symptoms of it other than having lost a bit of peripheral vision which has been put down as a small stroke. My esr levels have been apparently running abt 35 for well over a year so upshot was I have to stay on 10mg prednisolone for next year before tapering down. My big concern is a tingly feeling on the back of my head which I have had for a long long time well before being diagnosed with PMR which my Gp could offer no explanation for, I'm very uptight when that feeling is there but ok when it's not its very strange. Also on taking bp readings as I told him I got light headed when I moved he took readings both when I was lying down and after standing up. When I stood up bp was extremely low so he told me I had postural hypotension and I had to be careful. So not a lot further forward. I was diagnosed with PMR at beginning of November and Gp today said he thinks I have fybromyalgia too
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