I am a new boy on here. PMR/GCA diagnosed about 4 years ago. Been as high as 60mg pred and even down to 8mg with the help of methotrexate. Now off the MTX as increasing dose was making me worse, now on 17mg pred. The steroids seem to have caused osteopenia, unusual for a man my rheumy says, and also tipped me over the edge with type 2 diabetes. Bloods tests also discovered I have MGUS, it's sometimes called paraproteimia. Can add arthritis, cataracts and glaucoma for good measure, also BPH and hypertension. Could be worse I suppose!
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