Had GCA confirmed in January 2015 started on 60mg predisone straight away and thought I would be finished with the pred in about a year. Well here we are just over two years and slowly reducing, on 4mgs one day and 3mgs alternative days, so getting there. But today am in bed having had what I now believe to be my first ever flare, last two days really really painfull legs and lower spine, not able to sit down, stand up, lie down etc really considered increasing the pred to 10mg just to see if it would stop the pain. Have been taking paracetamol (2) every 4 hours and this has finally eased up the pain in back and legs (starting to feel human again) I avoid taking any kind of tablets if possible so will see how I am tomorrow when I will leave the paracetamol alone. I had a cold at start of week and think this may of brought the flare up on but never having one before I may be totally wrong. I have been reading reviews on here for some time now and any comments would be very welcomed.