Only got GCA-I've been reducing weight since 21st January 2017 using British Heart Foundation method (sadly out of print) I got mine from the dietitian at Heath Road Hospital, and drastically reducing food quantities, cutting out all sugar, lucozade and chocolate. I've dropped from 17st 10lbs to 16st 06.50lbs. Not bad in 64 days. At the same time my Prednisolone dose has reduced from 6mgs to 5mgs per day on 29/03/17. I'd been on 6 mgs for 56 days previpously because my CRP went up to 19 (now down to 12) and my rheumatologist said stay at 6mgs to be on safe side.
I have complicated health conditions, still on painkillers to cope with pain from osteoporosis, residual pain from spine bone fracture on 21/03/16, and lumbar pain caused by said spine bone fracture., though only the right side lumbar region pain last few weeks. Exercise has picked up though I still can't rise from kneeling position without walking stick assistance and bending to pick things from floor when sitting very difficult.
Just wanted to tell anyone interested of my progress
Best wishes to all