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Sat, Jan 11 7:26am · Weak, Sick, & Scared in Autoimmune Diseases

Wonderful advice from phoenix0509! Stress can precipitate illness. As a last resort, an Emergency Room visit might be an option. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Thu, Jan 2 4:08pm · Aortic Aneurysms – Introduce yourself & meet others in Aortic Aneurysms

I have been diagnosed with Giant Cell Arteritis. Is there a relationship to Aortic Aneurysms?

Dec 27, 2019 · Question on ANA and dsDNA in Autoimmune Diseases

Thank you for getting back to me! I will look for it now. Happy New Year.

Dec 23, 2019 · Medications for Temporal Arteritis/Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) in Autoimmune Diseases

Unable to find this title, can you tell me the author?

Dec 23, 2019 · Medications for Temporal Arteritis/Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) in Autoimmune Diseases

Thank you..will look for it and buy it. I can use all the support and info I can get. No one's even heard of GCA!

Dec 22, 2019 · Medications for Temporal Arteritis/Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) in Autoimmune Diseases

I was diagnosed with GCA in late August and put on 50 mg of Prednisone. I am now down to 20 mg and have a dr.'s appointment on 1/2/20. Some of the side effects I have had include: trouble sleeping, fatigue, swelling of feet, bruising, and a puffy face. I suggest the book Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: a survival guide. 2nd edition by Kate Gilbert. I have found it very informative even though it's mostly about PMR. Good luck and keep in touch.

Dec 22, 2019 · Medications for Temporal Arteritis/Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) in Autoimmune Diseases

Still bruising…bruised are larger but not bleeding as easily as before. Headache and neck ache haven't gone away. Dr. Says blood work is normal.