I rang the help line for Rheumatology this morning as the shoulder and necks pains I have been getting are worse.
They eventually returned my call, said the bloods were normal and that because I am not taking Alendronic Acid I must go for an X-ray to rule out a compression fracture.
"No it can't be a relapse as you wouldn't be getting pains in the shoulder and neck with GCA. We don't need to see you." Oh and do not take any more than the 6mgs of pred.
I'll pop along for this X-ray tomorrow.
So, it begs the question, would I have been treated differently if I was taking the AA!!
It's almost confirmed my suspicion that because I don't want to take the AA they don't want to be bothered with me.
Sorry for the rant.