Have finally got to zero Pred.! Decided not to take the last couple of tablets last week - 1/2 mg per day - as I was feeling so good. Have continued to feel well and hope that my PMR has finally gone ( but not forgotten!!!). It started in April 2012, was not treated with Pred until Dec 2012 so I'd been on it for almost 3 years. Felt really ill at times along the way, tired, lacking in energy, faint,dizzy, found it hard to get up in the mornings etc etc. Had several setbacks and had to stick at doses for periods to stabilise, had to increase a couple of times too which was upsetting but necessary.
Now feeling "normal" . I have said thank you for support before, but am saying it again as you all helped me so much.
Hopefully my post will give hope to others who are still suffering - don't give up hope of getting better. It may take longer than you want it to but it is possible.