I was diagnosed with GCA nine months ago and started on 60mg of Prednisolone, after a very bumpy ride during which I was admitted to hospital three times, have eventually managed to reduce to 16mg. My Rheumatologist, concerned at the problems I had with the tapering prescribed methotrexate 15mg weekly - I have been on it for four months now but have felt increasingly unwell after taking it. Is this normal? Have also felt dizzy every day since I started on the steroids, I was told this would decrease when I was on a lower dose but it hasn't, plus acute fatigue. Would just wish to feel normal again!
Have been very lucky with a wonderful doctor and Consultant plus amazing husband who has cooked supper for the last year.
I am 71 and was in perfect health and fit due to long walks with my dogs.
Would very much like to hear from other people with GCA, it is a very isolating condition.