Hi. My blood pressure got very high prior to GCA diagnosis then settled to slightly high after a few months on Prednisolone. Was given a bp med to help. Recently my bp has gone up again and given more bp meds that haven't made a scrap of difference.
I was reducing steroids and was due to go down to 5 but have gone up to 8 because of PMR type symptoms and a raised ESR 28 to 39. My bp has gone up further.
I haven't seen any links between bp and GCA but would seem logical. I know bp can be raised by Prednisolone.
Anyone know about links.