I was diagnosed PMR and suspected GCA in Apr/May 2017. I have successfully reduced from 40mg Pred to 12mg. However, I have been in bed since last Monday when I was forced to call out doctor (not in the habit of doing, last time was more than 20 years ago). My symptoms were dizziness, nausea and in fact it was only by lying down and not moving my head that stopped it spinning. The doctor said it was labrynthitis more commonly called Vertigo these days and it is a middle ear imbalance. She said she reckoned it was not bacterial but viral and prescribed anti sickness pills which made a difference to the nausea.
What I want to ask is: is this condition more prevalent or not for PMR/GCA sufferers because their immune system is compromised? Any advice from any of you out there that have had this condition would be appreciated.