Hello, I'm new here
So pleased to have found this forum. Was diagnosed with GCA in July, quite quickly, and started on 40mg pred right away. Had all the classic symptoms and sight went in one eye so a no brainerr really. Still thanks to my GP as when I phoned NHS 24 with a list of my symptoms, my suspicions it was GCA and alerted them to the fact that this could be a medical emergency I was told that this was unlikely and to wait three days until my surgery opened after a long weekend local holiday. Temporal artery biopsy confirmed diagnosis. Got given Omeprazole and Alendronic Acid. Symptoms disappeared very quickly. Have had Fibromyalgia for years and this was the best I'd felt in a long, long time. Then 10 days ago I experienced a sudden onset of intense pain in my left hip and thigh which is muscular rather than joint pain. No previous history of pain there. Have to use a stick and each step is excruciating. Doesn't sound like PMR to me as only left side and shoulders are fine. Pain there all day and all night. Have been on holiday but when home tomorrow plan to be first in queue at docs on Tuesday morning. Could it be a reaction to the steroids? Could it be a reaction to the Alendronic Acid? Could it just be a flare up of Fibromyalgia? Could it be the start of PMR? The consultant said there was a slight chance of something like necrosis (I think) but that would cause pain in the groin as well as hip.
Has anybody been here before? Would really welcome any advice or pointers. Thank you