Recently diagnosed with GCA in September I asked at my GP surgery how many other patients in the practice have it and was told I was the only one in a practice of 32,000
I have been to the hospital Rheiumatology clinic in Sept and put on a sliding scale of prednisolone and am currently on 17.5 mg/ day which will reduce in monthly steps to
15,12.5,10 then 1 mg increments per month .
I've not had any follow up apts made at Rheumatology so feel a bit as if I'm on my own here
I'm also an insulin dependant diabetic who thinks I may. A type 1 ( adult onset) who has been misdiagnosed as type 2 and am having tests ( Cpeptide and GAD) at my annual diabetic review to help clarify this
I've also had bowel cancer which was successfully treated .
I would be interested to know how other GCA patients have been treated. Y their Doctors or clinics