Medications for Temporal Arteritis/Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA)

Posted by charann2000 @charann2000, Apr 25, 2018

Anyone out there who has been diagnosed with Temperol Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis). I am undergoing testing and most likely have it. Would like to know how anyone is doing with it and what type of medications they use and any side effects, etc.

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@tootstilbury

Since Giant Cell Arteritis has taken Center STAGE…
My GP is not following my Adhesion problem and Fortunately…SO FAR my adhesions are allowing me to have Bowel Movements (prayers Welcome)….
I had a Biopsy test for Giant Cell Arteritis BUT here in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada it takes a Month to get Results again (Prayers Welcome)

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On my bucket list to go there . Keep us posted on your results!!

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@tootstilbury

Since Giant Cell Arteritis has taken Center STAGE…
My GP is not following my Adhesion problem and Fortunately…SO FAR my adhesions are allowing me to have Bowel Movements (prayers Welcome)….
I had a Biopsy test for Giant Cell Arteritis BUT here in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada it takes a Month to get Results again (Prayers Welcome)

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Funcountess and all
Had Adhesions removed in 2016 Told They Grow Back…SO F A R SO Good…..Apparently The Head and Stomach Are Connected!! Wasn't Counting on Giant Cell Arteritis…..
Never Heard Of It
..Little Advice.?….started out 4 years ago (age 81) with
Dizziness…..called Microangiopathic Disease…NOW
GIANT CELL??? WHO Knows?.?
FIND A G O O D Doctor……GOOD LUCK!!

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@tootstilbury

Funcountess and all
Had Adhesions removed in 2016 Told They Grow Back…SO F A R SO Good…..Apparently The Head and Stomach Are Connected!! Wasn't Counting on Giant Cell Arteritis…..
Never Heard Of It
..Little Advice.?….started out 4 years ago (age 81) with
Dizziness…..called Microangiopathic Disease…NOW
GIANT CELL??? WHO Knows?.?
FIND A G O O D Doctor……GOOD LUCK!!

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UPDATE..
Took test for Giant Cell Arteritis…blood taken from right temple….told it would be a month for results..surprised with results a week later…I DO Not Have It…thanks for your Prayers….SO stopped Prednisone Immediately….Dr called today to taper off Prednisone……WONDERED why I Had Very Strange Sensations….took small dose again and will taper down Slowly…….
NOW

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Congratulations !’ Happy for you!

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Hi Tootsie, That's very good news that you don't have GCA. My question to you is that you refer to having a blood sample taken from your temple. Are you sure it was a blood sameple or was it a surgical procedure to take a very small piece of the artery from that temple. It is my understanding that a piece of the artery from the temple is taken for examination…..please clarify. Thank You.

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@charann2000

Hi Tootsie, That's very good news that you don't have GCA. My question to you is that you refer to having a blood sample taken from your temple. Are you sure it was a blood sameple or was it a surgical procedure to take a very small piece of the artery from that temple. It is my understanding that a piece of the artery from the temple is taken for examination…..please clarify. Thank You.

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I understood it to be a blood sample… but the stitches are about 1&1/2 inches long…l will verify that when I can….BUT IMPORTANT for Everyone to know…YOU MUST TAPER Off PREDNISONE…my 85 year old Brain didn't Consider that..@ l am VERY DIZZY the second day,!

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Thanks, I shall look forward to hearing what you have to say further on this…..I do believe what you just described was a small sample of your artery was taken and was placed under a microscope to see the width of inner portion of the artery on the temple that you were experiencing discomfort.

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That about sums up the procedure

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