PMR Dx May 2016. Down to prednisone 6mg for 6 weeks . Few sniffles sneezes sore throat 1 1/2 week ago. Woke up week ago Sunday occipital to frontal headache, nausea vomited x 2. Although wiped out Monday morning from not eating no headache and other symptoms subsided. No vision changes or jaw claudication. Tuesday noted prominent slightly tender blood vessel running toward temporal artery left Forehead. Appnt with rheumy that day. Sed rate 10, CRP 8. Started prednisone 60 mg. temporal bx next day. Results mild to moderate involvement of artery. Question rheumy wants to discuss additional treatment with Alterma(tocilizumab). My insurance should cover. Any input to help with my decision. Side effects scary--infection, heart attacks, stroke, heart failure, pancreatitis, interstial lung disease. Remission and steroid sparing results good. I am in good health other than GCA-PMR without heart disease , diabetes or high bp.