A quick one, but probably has no easy answer and has probably been asked a million times. So, having gone from zero to hero in less than 24 hours (barring some very small non-specific prelude signs only seen with hindsight) I don't actually know what this condition (GCA) feels like apart from Temporal pain and dodgy eyes. At the end I was feeling spaced and in peril in a fuzzy sort of way but that mostly went three hours after first dose. On 60mg then 40mg Pred for four doses now with head pain gone and eyes fine. However, I feel, well, what can I say? Spaced, not me, hungry yet not wanting to eat (distressing), blood sugar dips, intermittent raging gastric burn, dizzy, weak but clearly my muscles are the same as three days ago, new fleeting low back tweaks (stiff neck gone though!). After a dose I know the hollow head, dizzy, stoned ill feeling is that, so I take it at night now so I can sleep through it and I do luckily. Wake in morning feeling hungover but it improves during morning. I have walked the twice now and feel great with no problems. When I got home I felt non specifically unwell for an hour or two. I get periods when I am totally normal, or so I think, then need to lie down but I don't feel physically tired. I look rubbish, my skin is flushed. Who is This in the mirror.
Is this the Pred? I have seen so many people on brief high dose Pred for asthma who never complain. Can one feel this rubbish so soon on it? Or, is this the condition that was about to happen but less bad but we got to it quickly before I went pop?
Thanks a million for support so far, you've saved my bacon,
Confused of East Anglia 🙂