I am 56 diagnosed ten weeks ago. Inflammation levels were 79, had MRI scan on hips which showed massive inflammation also had extreme pain and stiffness in upper arms which some days took up to tea time before I could move my arms. Put on 15 mg steroids which slowly eased the symptoms - it took three weeks for all PMR symptoms to completely disappear. Since that time I have been symptom free. But today have this pain in my upper arm but no stiffness like I had before taking steroids.