I have just been diagnosed with PMR after suffering now for about 3 weeks in so much pain,I was on blood pressure tablets so first of all is thought it was a side effect from them,but after loads of blood tests it's been confirmed PMR. The doctors have started me on 15mg steroids but I've been on them a week now and I can only say today is the first morning I haven't woken up in horrendous pain. It's hard to explain to anyone who hasn't got it how very painful the mornings are, I dread going to bed to wake up, firstly it was waking me up early hours of the morning and no amount of ibrufen would ease it. The most simplest tasks of even combing your hair, getting dressed,going to the toilet I have been crying in pain.i have to get up an hour earlier just to get ready for work. I would like to know if anyone out there can tell me if it does get easier after being on steroids for longer than a week? And if 15mg is high enough dose? I feel like I have aged to 90 these last could of weeks...it's awful ..many thanks ..