I was diagonsed with PMR last Oct.2013, put on prednisone , my sed rate was 3.6 at start.. then had to take pills for blood pressure that gave me a scratchy throat and made me cough terribly, they changed that to something else. gave me some pain pills. Now after 10 months, I am finally off the prednisone, but still hurt and stiff. My sed rate has been normal for about 3 months. Had lots of side effects, but from which pills, I, m not sure. I went to health store, got anti-inflammatory pills, that helps bring the sed rate down to normal. Still taking the pain pills, only way I can move. right now, I am having some hair lost and have had diarrhea real bad for months now. go back to the doctors in 2 weeks. I have read several letters here. would like to know what vitamins and supplements to take , if someone can help me there.