I am a 64 year old male who has suffered from GCA for 6 years. I did manage to get down to 3.5mgs of prednisilone a day although would have relapses. My new consultant was keen for me to have a scan to see how the inflammation was behaving however that then really set me back. I had to come off my drugs for 3 days and then found I couldn't get back to previous level which I was happy on. I therefore have spent the last 6 months basically being miserable on much higher does of pred.
Two weeks ago I was put on mycophenolate plus pred. and I am finding that things have got worse with all the side effects of the mycophenolate. Has anyone got experience of using both drugs in tandem and, if so, how did they cope? Do things get better?I just want to come off the mycophenolate and carry on trying to get back to where I was at 3.5mgs a day.
Any research I have done as regards mycophenolate helping with GCA isn't very encouraging.
Most obliged for any assistance.