An update to my GCA journey. I was diagnosed in June 2015, and began the tapering schedule. Things were going very smoothly and feeling a bit smug, planned a walking tour on the Camino de Santiago as a celebration of the end of prednisone. In June this summer was at 1 mg and anticipating being at zero by September for my trip. When, #%*#¥€, headaches returned and am back at 10 mg.. Was feeling a bit discouraged, but I have trained for the walk, and have traveled before to Italy and Cuba on these doses...so onward.....feeling positive!
As a side note or question, I now need deep cleaning on my teeth which involves Novocain. Yuck! The dentist told me the inflamed gums are the result of all the drugs I am on. Anyone have experience with this?