My Gp was not sure about my diagnosis of PMR but started me on 20mg Pred back in April based on discomfort in my shoulder and a feeling as if my hair had been pulled plus a raised ESR of 50. After the Pred the discomforts disappeared and my ESR reduced to 29. I am reducing 1mg every 2 weeks and am now down to 7mg. Not really experiencing any great problems but I find every day is different. I get some days with nothing others with slight discomfort and not always in the same place. Anyone else find this when reducing. Start on 6mg next Monday and have another ESR test then see my Gp again when I'm down to 5mg.