Forum friends - please try and refrain from giving medical advice! I know you know a good deal more about PMR and GCA than most GPs do, but what we don't have a good knowledge of is all the other conditions that somebody might have! We are not in a position to say to somebody we have never met - 'start your steroids again', when a person's rheumatologist is telling them that they don't have PMR or GCA. No doctor would do this and we shouldn't do it either.
PMRGCAuk can't take responsibility for unqualified medical advice that is given on this forum. Please bear this in mind when posting!