I am here to support my wife in the long journey she has been on since being diagnosed with GCA in March 2010. Yes her condition has changed our lives particularly our holidays. But it's not all negative. No long history here, just to say the most recent flair up of PMR occurred after a total hip replacement. Now about 18 months later, she is still trying to get the Pred. dose down. The support and local help line attached to the the NHS rheumatology clinic have been so supportive.