Was shocked to find out I have GCA last week. Had a constant headache for 2 weeks and then parts of my scalp hurt to touch and jaw pain. I googled my symptoms then was shocked with the findings. My mother was diagnosed with this condition 50 years ago. Went to see my primary care physician and sent me for CAT scan and blood tests. Blood test showed markers for GCA. CAT scan was normal. Going next week for artery biopsy next week and have an appointment with a rheumatologist two days later. My doctor put me on prednisone 40mg. and felt a lot better by second day.
Who would be the doctor going forward to treat me. Would it be my general practitioner or the rheumatologist? Who prescribes the medicine in the future.
thanks for your help.