I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. ...text book symptoms of PMR. Been on pred 2 weeks. Started at 20 which took all pain away then down to 15 and been on 12.5 now for 2 days. Can feel it slightly but bearable and can control with paracetamol ....I have read about coming off gradually and need to convince my GP to give me smaller denomination tablets. Any advice on how to explain to them? When I ask and mention I read it on line I saw him glaze over. Consultant expects me to down to 10 by next time I see him in 2 weeks..With 2.5 jumps..is this possible? Usually am very active and was due to and managed to run 10k on Sunday but very slowly with no ill effects...have cut gym sessions in half and hoping I'm not doing any damage..