Hello, I am new to this forum having only just discovered the website. I was having physio for frozen shoulder and in January 2014 told the physio my symptoms had spread to other parts and he wrote to my GP to say he thought I had PMR. I had never heard of it. Some problems with the GP but eventually diagnosis confirmed and referred to hospital clinic in April and started on preds. 20 mg initially now (gradually) reduced to 5 on alternate days. My back legs and hips are now fine but my neck and shoulders are stiff and painful since the last reduction . I can however function at a near normal level; I am a retired widow in my late 60s. However before I went on the preds I also had aggressive itching and this has returned on my back and shoulders, along with little subcutaneous bumps on my neck and along my hair line. I have a few skin tags and they itch too. More or less same time as the pain returned. Is this common with pmr? I have type 2 diabetes and hypothyroid. I was worried about the effect steroids would have on my glucose control but seem to have coped pretty well.