Could somebody please clarify the main differences in presenting symptoms between PMR and GCA.
I have been treated for PMR for a year now but I can't help wondering whether the pains in my face which I posted about a short while ago are GCA rather than PMR and whether the three days of high dose prednisolone at the very start knocked it on the head, only to resurface at lower doses.
I haven't had any major problems in tapering using the DSNS system but it's all gone very pearshaped since I dropped below the magic level made by the body. Is this a PMR flare or is it possible I have had GCA all along? i have reported face pain since the start, although no headache or sight problems, Just temple tenderness and more recently jaw and throat pain.
Does this sound more like GCA than PMR? I would be grateful for any input on this, thanks folks.