Am new to the site, but just noticed an article in the Mail on Sunday which advises that a common arthritis drug is effective in treating GCA and PMR without the side effects of steroids - the drug is tocilizumab. Trials seem to infer that after 1 year of being on the drug, over half could come off steroids.
So not sure when this will be implemented for all to try??
My concern also is that it means I am on yet another drug for a period, which for me may be a complication as I am on a number of other drugs for other medical problems.
Article is in photos.
I have been on steroids for about 2 years, approx 10mgms/day, PMR condition not without daily pain, however, especially in hips and lower back. My hips suffer from wear and tear (64 years old) and pain often gets to me and is depressing.
My weight increase also means with the PMR my mobility is not good.
Roll on better times!!