I am 37 years old female. Have been recently diagnosed with arthritis associated with my Soriasis (diagnosed 6 months ago) but have been having pain at my temple. Excrutiating jaw pain and was immediately put on 40 mg. of prednisone. Since, i was told i had TMJ (by an ENT and my dentist) and that was causing my temple pain. I have also had some vison problems that I was told was coming from the Prednisone. Although the biopsy is still an option, everyone immediately states that I am too young for temporal arteritis, and say that the TMJ is causing most of the symptoms. Has there ever been a case of a young person with this? Because the biopsy is not 100% proof, I’m concerned about having it done but obviously concerned that it could be overlooked because of my age.
In medicine, nothing is completely impossible but temporal arteritis would be extremely unususal in someone your age. Since the TMJ can be affected by psoriatic arthritis, TMJ would be a better explanation for your pain.