Hi . Not sure if the previous post means the same as I am asking but I was wondering if there is any benefit to pmr by taking aloe vera which a friend has suggested? Also when I spoke to my gp on Tuesday he advised to stay on 15mgs pred untilI see him on 3rd Feb which meand I will have been on that dose for 8 weeks. Is that reasonable? I still paranoid about all the side effects of long term steroids!