Newly Diagnosed with PMR March 2015 and put on 15mg of Pred along with Vit C & D. Also suggested Alandronic Acid which I haven't started as I intend to question due to having GORD & a hiatus hernia! 57 years old and started with severe right hip/pelvic girdle pain along with painful shoulder & neck. Recently both thumbs ache and bones in feet. After 6 weeks on 15mg have been reduced to 12.5mg and after 2 was down to 10mg. 2wks later 7.5mg. Most pain went almost immediately on the 15mg except in hips which took a couple of weeks. Now on the 12.5mg pain in hips is back with vengience. So worried about dropping more. Seeing Rhuematologist 2nd June. Does anyone think I should suggest a bone scan and should we be having regular bloods etc. Any advice would be welcome as this is a horrible debilitating disease.