I am just wondering what led to people's diagnosis of pmr. My major problem is actually shortness of breath and unable to walk for more than a few minutes. My thighs are very weak and feel like lead, same with my arms. I saw a respiratory physician & after doing some tests he said my symptoms were not due to having respiratory problems. But to me it feels like that is what is causing my inability to walk around. I have had my heart checked and had a stent put in. But still have the same symptoms. My esr is normal & crp is very minimally raised. My dr doesn't think i have pmr but thinks i should be on a rehabilitation program to strengthen my body,as it became very weak after breaking my knee & foot in a fall, and being sedentary ever since. I was given a shot of med pred 120ml & felt better for 8 weeks but after the 2nd shot it didn't help. My dr now suggested i take 25mg per day for one week, then lowering it by 2.5 mg each week till i get to 5mg. I am not keen on this, i already have problems with my eyes due to type 1 diabetes & also hashimotos. Very unsure what my symptoms are due to. Any ideas??