I am monitoring my GCA with difficulty as nothing is clear and when to act? Are the aches and pains due to GCA or regular aches and pains which I would normally think nothing of? Feel unwell,hot,cold am I getting an infection? Did I just sleep awkwardly or strain myself in garden etc.. I also have rheumatoid arthritis which has been under control for some time.
I am exhausted and dragging myself around which my consultant says is the prednisolone. I have just received my copy of her letter to my GP in which she notes that I am having a lot of side effects from the prednisolone and considerable weight gain. So she has me on a faster withdrawal regime. I no longer experience severe pain and in fact am pain free most of the time but get mild discomfort in temporal region briefly from time to time which soon passes. But have felt discomfort in my jaw ,slight pressure on top of head and sore neck recently so after much dithering today I went back to 20mgms prednisolone from 15mgms. I will be seeing my consultant next week.