Hello, I'm the daughter of an 81 year old who's been diagnosed with 'atypical' PMR. (So I and she are new to the community).
She has also just been seen by the Rheumatolagist who says the temporal artery biopsy for GCA was negative, and blood tests CRP normal so she is does not have GCA.
She did (and has been having) visual 'disturbances' - bat like shapes or circles/lights in both eyes that she sees when eyes are closed, but also at times when eyes were open. The worse case scenario so far she looked at a white piece of paper that looked red in colour. The Eye Consultant and Hospital Eye Dr could not fid any problem with her eyes and the Rheumy suggest a migrainous type headache? Is this something that others have experienced?
By the way, I have found this site very helpful and have learnt a lot about PMR, but less about GCA other than headache (which she did have) and blindness.