Hi everyone for about ten years I have been going to doctors with face neck shoulder groin pain and general weakness and fatigue (never had headaches) They did a xray of my neck and said mild arthritis.This has been flaring up all these years,but in the last year getting worse with stiffness (walking like a clockwork soldier!) In June I had my hair done and I told the hairdresser that my head was tender (but they love head massage) Since then I have had pain in left side of my head and face. Very bad weakness down my left arm. Saw GP and my esr and crp were normal. She put me on 5mg pred (two days worth) and after taking it the first day the pain had gone.My temporal artery is still tender to touch but no pain anywhere except shoulder a bit.I am 69 years old what do you think I ought to do now? do you think I should be on a very low dose pred or wait until the next flare up.This has been the worse one yet lasting two months. I have been reading all the posts and am so glad I found this site.