Giant Cell Temporal Arteritis (GCT)
- This type of headache is most common in men over the age of 50.
- Symptoms include superficial temporal pain, ophthalmic pain, jaw cramping (claudication), scalp tenderness, myalgia, malaise, and visual symptoms.
- In severe cases, irreversible blindness is a consequence of this type of headache.
- 50% of individuals with GCT have polymyalgia rheumatica.
Treatment for this condition will involve consultation with a physician and may include steroids.