I was diagnosed with PMR Jan 2015. I started on 20mg since my ESR was 98 and my pain severe. I immediately gained weight, esp with increased appetite (although was very careful about diet). Than noticed hair loss. I am currently on 10mg. Am trying to decide if my extreme fatigue is due to Pred or PMR or both. Seems like taking a shower is a huge chore. Trying to live with a bit of pain thinking that the Pred side effects are not good either. I now have increased inner ocular pressure from the Pred too, which causes blurry vision. My question is at what point in my reduction might in I see some weight decrease, hair loss stop and energy return when decreasing the med? I have noticed that my appetite has returned to my normal low. But even eating a min of calories I can't drop a pound. Seems I've rambled on. Is everyone so terribly fatigued? I push myself but can only go so far.