Hi, my name is Anne, I am 60 years old and live in the south west of England. I have a rather lively Parsons Russell terrier and two elderly cats. I was diagnosed with Gca in March 2016, had a negative temporal artery but as my symptoms were so specific, terrible sickness and head and eye pain on the right side only which would not shift with a weeks worth of increasingly strong painkillers and anti sickness drugs I was admitted to hospital and given the great news of GCA,! Since then from 60mg of prednisolone I managed to get down to 5mg before I had a huge flare. Too soon you cry, which I realise since joining this wonderful site! So back up to 60mg and as at Jan17 down to 10mg where I am staying for a while before trying the dead slow method to reduce. I like to walk our dog as much as I can and have continued to go to Pilates classes which I think helps fight off some of the side effects of prednisolone!