Recurring pain after 2 years and back on 10 mg prednisone and 400 mg plaquenil
Giant cell arteritis is inflammation of the temporal arteries, an inflammation of the walls of the temporal arteries. That means that you have factors in your body that cause inflammation. Its just like having arthritis of the joints, its an inflammatory process that is attacking some place in your body. You can look to other things that help with the inflammatory process such as herbs and teas and maybe even the foods you eat can play a big part of inflammation. Learning how to influence the process is the best strategy for containing it. Raisins, cherries all contain properties that aid the body with fighting inflammation. A diet high in fats and sugary foods fuels inflammation, fat cells or adipocytes release proteins called cytokines that in excess cause constant low grade inflammatory process throughout the body. It could happen to other areas as well. Look up foods and herbs that aid in the removal of substances that cause the body to become affected by inflammation and I think you will see that you feel better before long with the right medications. I love aspirin, its my duck tape. I feel as if it was the best medicine ever discovered. Its an inflammation reducer and pain reducer. If you are not allergic to aspirin try that in the low dose as well.
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