As previously posted I was diagnosed with GCA in July 17 with a starting dose of 40 mg Prednisone. After a number of up and downs I managed to get to 17mg on 27 th Jan. During my descent I have had bouts of electrical type pain in my lower left jaw which has got worse during the last month or so. I also have a constant buzzing in my ears and I seem to be more puffy around the eyes and getting redder in the face, particularly in the evening. There is a feeling of tightness in my throat but no difficulty swallowing
I arranged a blood test on Monday of this week and the results show that my CRp has risen from less than 4 to 29 and ESR from 2 to 12.
Based on this I have increased my dose to 22mg but as yet (day 3) I have felt no benefit.
Any help or advice on next steps would be very welcome