GCA OR stiffness from PMR?
While waiting to see Rheumatologist I have a Question. I have tenderness in the base of my skull and not sure if it is a result of stiffness radiating up from PMR Or GCA.. I realize this is not a diagnostic site but has anyone experienced that type of discomfort with GCA? I have read that the tenderness is usually at the temples or a general headache .
2 Nd question is ..high doses of steroids seem to be the treatment for GCA but do you just stay on these high doses til symptoms subside or do you need artery biopsies to determine if it has disappeared.
Oops 3 rd question .. coincidentally I have an eye appt this week would there be any point in having him look at the optic nerve in case it is is inflamed or would that not appear til later as this symptom just started yesterday.