Hi all: hoping to learn from any experiences you may have had with something like this. I am 52, first diagnosed with GCA in Feb 2016. I started on pred 60 with slow taper, down to 15 mg by last week. On Tues had what was supposed to be routine outpatient eye surgery. Post op pain was to be very mild, shouldn't have needxed tyl at most. However aupon awakening in postop not only was the eye pain like glass and severe, it was battleing with severe head ache, pain radiating from top of head to glavical on same side. Same bur pain from when I was intitially diagnosed. They admitted me when fentanyl nor IV morphine even touched the pain. ESR and CRP on admission was normal (about 4 hrs postop they were drawn). They started on 60 mg of prednisone that evening and within a few hrs pain had gone to moderate tolerable level. So thoughts, could it have been a flare even with norm ESR and CRP? I know many have had surgery after being diagnosed with GCA but not sur eif the surgeries were necessiraly ivolving the head region? Thinking this oculd also be cause for excessive eye pain as the eye surgeon was taken aback by the extent but had not done eye surgery on a GCA person before. Typically a high pain tolerance due to another condition I have, so this was completely unexpected. Hoping someone else has insight or either head surgery that went fine (which helps me to rule it out that it was GCA) or similar to mine which supports ruling it in.....Thank you!
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