Hi, I am new here and will give the reader digest version of my situation and see what any of you think. First I am 50 year old I, female and have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. Recently about three weeks ago my right eye began twitching almost constantly every day off and on all day. Then it finally stopped and a stabbing pain that was in behind the eye, and gave me like a temple headache and a really sore neck and shoulders started and my jaw was very tender on the same side as the eye that was twitching and had the pain, also vision seem blurry. So went to optometrist. She did eye exams and wrote up a report to send to my family doctor. Also said I needed to start wearing glasses full time. The next day my family doctors office called me saying I needed to come in right away that day. So went in and it was mentioned of possible Temporal Arteritis and or Polymyalgia Rheumatica. So was prescribed 50 mg of predisone for 5 days then go to 40mg etc. was also then referred to an opthmologist, he also examined my eyes and then ordered some blood tests and said he wanted to get me into a eye clinic to possible do an Temporal Arterial Biopsy to rule out Giant Cell. I got called in today August 8th 2016 thinking I was going to have the biopsy, but was basically told I am too young for Temporal Arteritis and my ESR and CRP were not elevated. Basically it was blamed on my fibromyalgia, but I have never had this problem before and I am worried I may wake up with a blind eye. I have read on a few sites you can have Temporal Arteritis and not be 70 or 80 years old and also have normal blood test results, but when a biopsy is done it shows that there is Temporal Arteritis present? I guess my question is can you have normal blood test results and be a 50 year old woman and still possibly have Temporal Arteritis?
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