Good morning everyone,
Has anyone experienced more tinnitus, some strange "chugging" sounds, that is worse at night? I have mild tinnitus, but this is worse.
I have been on 40 mg of prednisone for 5 weeks.
After 10 days I tried reducing to 30 mg. at the direction of my rheumy, which didn't work, (symptoms came back). Went back to 40. Then tried to reduce to 35. On 35 for a week and symptoms of PMR returned/GCA returned: fleeting head pains, tight jaw, rib and back pain. I went back up to 40 mg. Have been there for a week but still have some symptoms an now have the tinnitus thing going on.. It sounds like the person above my apartment has a motor running up there! It's hard to sleep as it is without the noise.
I'm worried this could be the GCA flaring up? I see a specialist opthomologist in 2 days, have not seen one since the GCA diagnosis. I'm very near sighted anyway, and constantly worried about my vision. I haven't received any other direction from the rheumatologist other than the earlier reduction. Haven't had any other tests, scans, either.
I have more info in my profile that I just completed.
Thanks to all who reply.