I was diagnosed with GCA in June 2015 with a positive biopsy.
Last month I had an ESR raised almost as high as the when originally diagnosed. On that basis my consultant did a scan which did not show a current GCA problem. Phew. I did however have PMR symptoms so satisfied with that as at that time I was unaware of any GCA symptoms.
Last week I started with fairly light headaches which paracetamol would shift, an achy jaw and discomfort at the back of the neck. My consultant did another scan. Still no scan signs of GCA. Another phew.
I am more than satisfied that he has taken all care to protect me from GCA consequences.
I wondered if anyone knows how long it takes for those pesky giant cells to mess up the arteries.