Hi, Ten days ago I had a relapse of GCA when I was going from 6mgs to 5.5mgs. When it started I don't think I moved up the scale quickly enough going to 7.5 then 8 etc. probably too slowly. I moved to 15mgs three and four days ago and now, for the last two days, on 20mgs, but symptons are still persisting. Headache, feeling unwell and whoozy. I am lucky and don't seem to suffer a great deal with other pains. I have suffered for 6 years and had quite a few relapses but usually manage to pull it back quicker than this. I am a 65 year old male.
The question is how high up should to I go with the prednisilone? Just moved recently so not seeing a consultant - been referred but have to wait. My new doctor herself was looking it up on the net while talking to me so obviously not that experienced with the condition. She just said 15mgs should be fine and come back next week if still unwell. She sent me for bloods but the strange thing is from previous experiences that I can be quite unwell but bloods are usual fine.
Any thoughts most welome!