Hello all, I am new to this forum. Diagnosed in 2011 with PMR. I was started on 40mg pred and I am down to 11mg and go to 10mg tomorrow. All was well until Feb this year and a lot of pain in buttocks and legs. So I was up & down on the pred dosage. 3 GP's sent me for 3 tests. ESR, Claudication and MRI on the lumbar region. The only test that showed problems was the MRI. I Saw GP on Friday and the MRI shows a prolapsed disc, which is causing the pain, so I have been instructed to reduce pred by 2mg after 4 weeks, I will let you all know the outcome. Regarding how I have felt I am 72, very active swim three times a week, do my own lawn and gardening and walk my 2 dogs every day. I do take breaks . I get very tired but try to listen to my body. I have ocular hypertension steroid induced and am on eye drops. I have gained 4lbs in 2 years . Don't sleep too well, but understand that is a side effect of pred. My hair started to thin, so I take folic acid, which was OK'd by GP. This is my story so far. I know PMR is a real pain, but without pred and support groups what would we do? Look forward to any comments and advice. Regards Floral.