Think I have Giant Cell Arteritis (or GCA)
I’ve been having pain on the left side temple starting last Monday every night around 9pm. Taking ibuprofen at bedtime in order to sleep. I sent my Rheumy a note thru the portal for guidance but she was off Friday . What alarmed me was the symptoms started at 6pm on Friday and worse. So I went into a google overdrive, long story short, I self medicated with 30mg of prednisone given i take 6mg every morning for PMR. The pain went away within an hour. I have a long standing appt with my Rheumy on Monday so I’ll continue with the 30mg additional prednisone until then. Don’t like taking the addition prednisone but the thought of possible blindness made the decision to self medicate until Monday was easy.