I have had PMR for nearly 2 years I started on 12mg Pred and I manage to get down to around 7mg with slow reductions and then it kicks in again. So I have been going up and down around 7 since before Christmas with blood tests showing a CRP of around 20 when I am aiming for 7. I have job I really love which is 3.5-4 days a week and it can be stressful plus I have a variety of other activities like an allotment etc. I am 65 and could have retired at 60. The question is would I be more likely to get over the PMR if I cut back drastically or retire or will I just be bored and sore with nothing to distract me from the moderate pain? Have others found that cutting back or retiring was the answer or did it not make much difference?