I was diagnosed with GCA at the end of February. I'm now on 35mgr of preds butI am carrying so much fluid I find it hard to breath. My ankles and thighs no longer feel as if they belong to me and make walking very strange. My face is swollen as is my neck under my chin. I'm continually breathless particularly bad if I lie flat. My doctor thought I might have a heart condition but all test results negative and she now thinks it's the steroids. I don't see the rheumatologist for another month and am finding life very difficult to cope with. My concentration and ability to do anything is no longer. Is there anyone else that has the same symptoms?