10 Giant Cell Arteritis Symptoms

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Jaw Pain

Along with a headache, people with giant cell arteritis may experience jaw pain while chewing. It may be hard for a person to eat properly or open their mouth all the way. Loss of appetite and unintended weight loss are other possible symptoms.

Many people report a reduction in symptoms within days of starting treatment. Steroid therapy for giant cell arteritis may be ongoing over years and can have side effects which a person can discuss with their doctor.1‘Giant cell arteritis: Symptoms and causes.’ Mayo Clinic, 2 Sept. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/giant-cell-arteritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20372758

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