... to do this work with?
Perhaps by now you know the answer. My GCA, restricted as far as I know to my temporal arteries, does not prevent me from doing any of my regular activities, which include, sometimes, heavy lifting and attaching things.
So, based on my experience, the answer to your question is "yes".
I am 61 years old and I have GCA and it was not dignosed immediately. I also have the top two complicators: 1) Type II, non-insulin dependant diabetes with great A1C's due to me being completely compliant, and, 2) a bad heart with A-fib, leaky valve, etc. I started on 60mg of prednisone, and have been able to reduce to 50mg, then 45, then 40, and now 35mg. From when it started (7 mos. ago) the only time I had to take off working 100 hours per week (thank you economy) was while it was being figured out what I had, plus one more month while I got used to the prednisone (total: 3 months). I have all the related prednisome side effects, as they cycle quite often. I sleep very little and have the almost nightly "cramps" torture, plus the mood swings and depression, and blood sugar swings both ways. But, during all this I enjoy working. I am a Type A and that is my choice to plug away. I heard that relaxing and not stressing oneself helps. I would support that, as I feel better when I do take a day to myself. Best of luck and hang in there.
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