Hi wondered if anyone here has GCA? I was diagnosed with this last year, and have been shielding from work since April.


  • PiP
    PiP Member Posts: 1

    I was diagnosed with GCA January 2020 I have been shielding since March first lockdown 2020 luckily I am retired so do not have to worry about that. My consultant did tell me it is rare I only know 1 other person who has it. Stay well stay safe

  • Ellen
    Ellen Moderator Posts: 629


    Welcome to the Online Community.

    Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) is a rare condition yes. I am so pleased you have found this site and can connect with others who have it too.

    For those who do not know what it is here is a link: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) | Causes, symptoms, treatments (versusarthritis.org)

    and this is another thread from August last year by another person with the condition: Hi — Versus Arthritis

    It's good that you are able to shield at home safely as you being retired.

    Please do join in anywhere you wish you are assured of a warm welcome from our members.

    Best wishes