Symptoms More Common in GCA
On the other hand, there are some symptoms that are more common in GCA. If you have these symptoms, you should talk to your doctor in Lee’s Summit about GCA:
- Prominent blood vessels on the head
- Loss of appetite
- Vision problems
Swollen blood vessels affected by GCA can bulge up under the skin. If you notice prominent blood vessels appearing suddenly on your forehead, this is a common symptom of GCA.
Fatigue is not normally a symptom of TMJ. However, fatigue is common in fibromyalgia, one of the chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPC) that often occurs with TMJ. if you experience fever or loss of appetite with jaw pain, but there’s no indication of infection, suspect GCA.
Vision problems occur when GCA is relatively advanced. Most often, vision loss occurs suddenly. Sometimes, though, people might experience double vision or visual hallucinations before they develop vision loss. Vision loss is sometimes reversible if treated quickly, but other times vision loss may be permanent.
Remember: GCA typically affects older individuals. If you are under 50, then it is highly unlikely that you have GCA.