My Dr. who suspects I could have WG sent off for an ANCA test, this was almost 3 weeks ago! In the meantime he said to take 20mgs pred. However I am still having bleeding from the sinus's [ not heavy ] sore nostrils, headache's, painful fingers, pins and needles,
and both the white's of my eye's are very red, I am also very tired, and these last few days I have been having shoulder/ upper arm aches. I do have some relief after the Pred kicks in [ 2 hours ] but the symptoms start creeping back towards the evening.
I was diagnosed 16 years ago with GCA/PMR so I have put the aches' and pains down to a flare of PMR ? although I would have thought that 20 mgs of Pred would have been sufficient for a flare of PMR ? and yet my recent blood test revealed that my ESR had gone down from 28 to 18, my white blood count is slightly above range at 11.3.
I don't see my Dr. until 16th Feb. but maybe before that IF he receives the ANCA test, he did say he would chase it up. Maybe I should up my dose of Pred. till I see the Dr. and get the ANCA result, or take a couple of paracetamol's in the evening.