I went to see my rhuemy last week , feeling dreadful and barely walking with two sticks. He listened while I told him i had pain in my shoulders hips buttocks amd right thigh. He then told me that I no longer had P M R as It burns itself out in two years.( I have now had PMR for 7 and half years) Sorry I should have mentioned I have weakness in my right thigh and My leg keeps giving. way. He then tells me that i am suffering Pred damage and I am to reduce !mg of pred a month until I am off them ( i currently take 12mg daily). I am also to resist increasing the pred no matter what my pain levels are.My Daughter thought this was great news and was very optimistic for me. I only wish I could feel the same. Is he right do you think I would like to know what you good people think. Thank you in advance Cynthia Cynbil x x.