After headaches, prominent vein shows at my temples ,and left side jaw pain, I was diagnosed and confirmed to have GCA by biopsy. Also, had horrific stiffness and pain in hips and shoulders and was diagnosed with PMR at the same time.That was in 2015 at the age of 58 and I'm female. i was under extreme stress caring for my elderly Dad and traveling for my job. I had experienced the jaw pain to the point that I hated opening my mouth to eat. Went to the dentist first and he said he was not TMJ. Went back to my general Dr. and after 3 times complaining that rx anti inflammatory weren't working, I saw a new Dr. and he became alarmed and put me on 60 mg prednisone ,so I would not suffer sight loss.I had a biopsy done by a neuro opthalmologist the following day before the prednisone could produce a false negative. I am very grateful that the new Dr. took it seriously. The outcome could have been much worse.The GCA symptoms went away within days and have not returned. The PMR is a constant battle. I am now after 3 years off prednisone ,but have flares occasionally that I take celebrex for. Sorry to be so lengthy, but many times important details make a difference for others. Prayers be with you.