I recently reduced from 7.5 mg of pred to 5mg, & was ok for about 4 weeks. The symptoms then started to return aches, stiffness & tiredness also feeling unwell although nothing like as bad my first bout of PMR. My rheumy said that as my blood tests were normal it could not be PMR , however i increased my dose of pred back to 7.5mg.There was then an immediate improvement (back to normal within 24hrs). I have recently been in an extremely stressfull situation which i wonder could this have caused the relapse. Could anyone advise me how long to continue on the 7.5mg before i start to reduce again.