I'm on day 28 of 40mg Pred for poss GCA. While on hols last week I was having larger evening meals that weighed a bit heavy, such that when I took my Pred at 9pm I still felt mighty full. Normally, at around 10-11pm I feel it 'coming in' with a woozy head or waves of dizziness. I didn't get that on those big meal days. The last four days were the heaviest meal days and the next day I would wake up feeling jittery about an hour after getting up with ectopic heart beats which occurred on and off through the day. I've always had those beats when my body is extremely fatigued or in trouble like about to be very ill which is normally hardly ever. The first week of Pred made them terrible. I noticed a vague return of head symptoms in the mornings for the first time since they vanished completely by day 10. The penny dropped yesterday when we got home that I may not have been absorbing it properly so was getting withdrawal and flare. Last night's meal was smaller and earlier again and I felt it was a more normal. However, today I woke still feeling the pain in my temples, not bad, but there. A bit of neck stiffness at the base of the skull, eyes ok, no bulging vein and no eye puffiness like day 1. I've also had an intense headache, much worse then the original pain and it feels more like brain and less specific. I think that may be a red herring because at 5:30pm and no Pred yet (nearly cracked and took it early) that headache is easing off, but the other symptoms are still lurking in the shadows.
My question is, does the collective wisdom here think I may have had a slight relapse because of poor absorption of enteric coated tabs? Also, if so, am I right in assuming that if it is a flare, then it will have a lag before getting better? I haven't taken my Pred earlier today (yet) because the symptoms are not worsening.
As this is a new post I can finally add a pic relating to the garden thread, of my way-too-early-soon-to-be-knobbled-by-frost April garden. Then somebody can tell me how to turn the photos the right way round on iPad. A multi purpose post this one, sorry.