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Giant Cell Arteritis - I was just diagnosed with GCA this week and currently in a horrible flare up?
Posted 20 Apr 2017 by • 3 answers
... How long do these last and how often? Can I expect to be normal again? I cant work or sleep at the moment. My hands, neck, jaw and head hurt severely. I'm on 60 mgs of prednisone and pain meds and muscle relaxers
Posted 12 Feb 2017 by • 2 answers
... Temple ear, jaw and felt like top of my throat pain. I couldn't sleep on my bed bc the pressure was too great when laying down. I had/have to sleep in my recliner. I went to see one urgent care doc who gave me a zpak; said I had a headache and bronchitis. Needless to say that didn't ...
Posted 28 Jan 2017 by • 3 answers
... worse, and now are disabling. Mostly on left side, but also forehead and back of head. Jaw pain, fatigue, depression, and a little scalp tenderness (but that may be just because of headache.) My GP is looking into GCA. Question - I have bulging temporal arteries when I am in a bad headache, ...
Posted 19 Sep 2016 by • 5 answers
Hello! I am starting Actemra next week. I was Dx with PMR in 2004 and in January of this year and landed in the hospital with GCA and the worst headache of my life. I also have RA. I switched rheumatologists and my new one recommended I research and consider starting Actemra. I would like to know ...
Posted 14 Mar 2016 by • 1 answer
I have been taking prednisone to alleviate giant cell arteritis. I have developed a very itchy rash. I am unable to stop the itching? What are your suggestions for controlling or eliminating the rash and the itching?
Giant Cell Arteritis - I have been taking steroids for two years with both GCA and pmr. Got down to?
Posted 16 Feb 2016 by • 1 answer
... 2 and had a flare. Put back up to 50 and have now got them down to 7. Have spent all afternoon in hospital as pain in temporal left flared up and although that came back ok they want me to up steroids to 40 again as they say I'm showing all the symptoms of GCA again, does this sound right?
Posted 9 Apr 2015 by • 1 answer
I am 82 yrs old and have Giant Cell Arteritis, hence the prednisone. I also take Aggrenox and have for several years following a TIA and Endarterectomy. The Azithromycin is because I have a cold and my immune system is compromized because of the GCA
Giant Cell Arteritis - I have been having a hard time with a rapid heart beat since I started taking
Posted 27 Jul 2015 by • 1 answer
... prednisone. Three times this week, my heart rate was over 130 bpm. Has anyone else experienced this
Posted 3 Aug 2015 by • 1 answer
Recurring pain after 2 years and back on 10 mg prednisone and 400 mg plaquenil
Posted 10 Apr 2015 by • 1 answer
Posted 1 Feb 2015 by • 2 answers
... have questions later. I
Posted 25 Jun 2014 by • 3 answers
Hello, having been diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica a year ago, today I learned that I also have Giant Cell Arteritis, and I'm able accept that with no problems. So I'm saying hello to all and will be an active member in the future.
Posted 10 Aug 2013 by • 4 answers
... tapered from 60 mg to 15, but at 15 began having giant cell symptoms again so have been back at 60 mg for three days. Before that dosage relieved my symptoms, but this time I am still having scalp tenderness, headaches, calf cramps, eye aching--all worse with exertion. Anyone else have this ...
Posted 8 Aug 2013 by • 3 answers
... trying to reduce but my symptoms keep returning and I have to resume 30mg
Posted 21 Nov 2012 by • 2 answers
I have been dx with giant cell arteritis on Oct 25th by primary doctor. This was after temporal bx, increased sed rate and crp. I was put on 60mg/day of prednisone. Labs were repeated one week later and greatly improved. My question is can I split that dose 30mg twice a day? I haev a rheumatology ...