Giant Cell Arteritis
Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis) in May 2020 and have been on steroids since, trying to reduce which I thought was working but in June 2021 my CRP and ESR had increased, short sharp high course of steroids did not help so I have just started on Methotrexate as well as the steroids which has really made me feel low. Only 2nd week on it so cannot say what side effects might be but felt queasy the day after I took it this week. The consultant said I could recover from GCA but I’m doubtful now. I’m 61 and lost my husband to Pancreatic Cancer in 2017, I don’t want to worry my daughters but know they worry about me. I suppose I am lucky I was diagnosed during lockdown and have had good communication with the hospital. Sorry if this has turned into a rant, I know I am more fortunate than some. Just feel sad.