I have had PMR for 8 years and GCA for the last 5 years I am 62 years old. I've spent the last few years on the prednisolone roller coaster ranging from 5mg not very often to sometimes 80 mg as pred increasingly failed to resolve the double vision. There is a theory it might be 4th nerve palsy but undecided between eye doctors and rheumi.
Currently on 10mg and needing an umbilical hernia op. Surgeon has talked about higher risk factors of surgery on steroids including delayed healing, inability to fight infection etc.
Got me a bit worried but it needs doing as he advised it can be life threatening if bowel gets trapped!
Anyone experience of this or other surgery on steroids, risks, healing etc
Thanks in advance