I thought it would be a good idea to have a collection of our own experiences with GCA symptoms before being diagnosed so that when people want to know there is a simple way to provide a collection of experiences quickly.
Please write a reply saying how YOUR GCA started. The symptoms, how long each lasted if you can remember and how your doctor reacted. Did they pooh-pooh the symptoms, tell you it was "not the right sort of headache" or "this isn't happen in GCA"?
And please - could we keep this just to the stories with a minimum of other comments. Remember this will be a reference for others who are new to PMR and GCA.
Thank you all.