Just came home from Dr. Yesterdays blood tests perfectly normal, sedrate, protein all that he ordered normal. IHe went on to explain that even though I'm on the 10 mil of pred that if it were a true inflammatory auto immune disease it would still have to be in the abnormal range. He is adamant about saying it is not pmr or gca and now wants mri's of hips, neck and shoulders. He said he will keep me on this dose of pred for the time being, thank goodness for this but he said that I will have to go off them for good once he begins the taper again but he will wait until a definite prognosis can be made before doing so. He thinks its a degenerative problem due to old age, Im 63 and quite active and dont feel old but again, I told him my concerns with my eyes and that if all the mri's are negative then what. I am so much more confused now because not sure what to think. I mean he said he knows my pain is real, but he does not believe it to be an inflammation since all blood clear even when I told him it can still be pmr with normal blood so where do I go now. I'm having the mri's and dont know whether to pray for them to be normal or not. I appreciate any one here who can offer their opinion.