Ive not posted on here for a while since I was diagnosed with PMR (aged 51) in March and got invaluable support and advice from you then, so I'm back looking for more please!
In the meantime I have found this an ongoing source of support even though Ive not been actively involved.
In general things have been going well for me. I am tapering in accordance with PMRPRO guidelines (just down to 13 from 15 in March) and I have made lots of adjustments in my life which include : emotional- letting go of being emotionally responsible for others, physical - doing regular pilates etc and making dietary changes - understanding types of foods to avoid with auto immune conditions because they increase inflammation such as gluten. I'm also in the middle of a book called 'The Immune system recovery plan' by Susan Blum. I'm only half way through it and dont know what the outcome will be but I'm finding it really useful so far.
So my reason for the post...............over the past couple of days I noticed a new black floater which at first I though was a fly, then realised it was a floater. Since then I now have more of the 'flies' but more significantly what I can only describe as being like a spidery false eye lash that moves across my vision in one eye with a tad pole type movement. its not blocking my vision but I am very aware of it moving across and generally starting from my peripheral vision. Im aware of the risk of GCA but not sure if this is 'typical' of the vision symptoms associated with GCA. I don't have any pain or headaches and feel quite well in myself. Yesterday I googled floaters and the symptoms I had led me to possible Uveitis and that also said was common with people who have an auto immune condition.
I was very fortunate to get a GP appt this morning (particularly after bank holiday weekend!) and he knew of PMR and risk so immediately called the local urgent eye clinic and I now have an appt for them tomorrow.
At this stage I don't know what this is but wondered whether this sounded similar symptoms to people who have been diagnosed with GCAor Uveitis? Also wondered are there any specific questions etc I need to be asking at the appt tomorrow to make sure action is taken quickly if necessary.
Many thanks in advance