I have just stumbled across this site with great interest. My husband is currently in hospital having treatment for GCA having undergone all the tests and investigations including a temporal artery biopsy. The rheumatologist is pretty sure he has GCA but the doctors were a bit baffled to begin with as my husband suffered several unusual TIAs triggered by cerebral vasculitis and this has been narrowed down to GCA. He has been having bad headaches and vision problems which come and go and then loss of hand control and speech with the TIAs. He is on high doses of prednisolene and today he begins a course of iv cyclophosphamide which will be given every two weeks for a period of six months (a bit like chemo!) to prevent any more TIAs.
This has been a real shocker for my husband and the family so I would be interested to hear about any diet tips to help him along the road to recovery. I have read about the wheat free option which I will put into place immediately he comes home. Any help would be much appreciated and I would be interested to know if anyone else has suffered a stroke as a result of PMR/GCA. Many thanks.