I have been following this forum for over 2 years now and have found it to be excellent. This is my first post and I am hoping someone can help.
I was diagnosed with suspected GCA in November 2013. Temporal Artery biopsy was negative but I had been on Pred for 3 weeks by then. I have subsequently been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and have been receiving chemotherapy for the last 6 months. All was going very smoothly until one morning 10 days ago when, out of the blue, I woke up with double vision (both eyes) which is still present. I cannot drive and wear an eye patch ( so look like a pirate). A CT Scan suggests the cancer is not the problem.
Until now I have had no GCA symptoms since last autumn and had tapered Pred down to 1mg. However, as well as the double vision, I now have a headache round my right eye which is making it very difficult to sleep despite taking Paracetamol. I have been taking Pred again for a week (60 mg for 4 days and now 40mg) but my symptoms are still present. I see my oncologist tomorrow for the result of an MRI scan, but am wondering if GCA could be the cause of my current problems.
I would be grateful if anyone has any experience of whether GCA could cause double vision and headache for 10 days.
Thank you all