Diagnosed with PMR twelve months ago and now struggling to taper down from 7mg daily I am today experiencing strange pains in my face concentrated round my eyes and nose.
I often have pain in my jaw and temple but my GP has ignored my comments about them and assured me that the steroids will prevent the onset of GCA.
Some of you will know I have been highly stressed by losing my ESA sickness benefit this week and I'm wondering if the additional anxiety has caused these pains. I am also experiencing pains in my instep, calves, stomach and shoulders.
I had a panic attack yesterday and saw an emergency GP at my practice who asked me to repeat blood tests; booked for Friday.
Would the GCA sufferers advise please and maybe put my mind at rest. Many thanks,