Hi, I haven't been around for a while, and I would like to report that life has improved, but it is getting worse by the day. To recap, I was diagnosed with PMR, last year, put on 30mg of Prednisolone and abandoned by my GP Finally after cutting down to 10mg and becoming really ill she sent me to a rheumatologist at a specialist Rheumatology hospital in bath UK. Nightmare, the first person I saw was condescending and doubted the diagnosis, I then waited 3 months to be seen again only to be told I did not have PMR and to come off steroids as quickly as possible and I would be seen again in a further 3 months, so left with increasing joint pain and lack of movement. Eventually crawled into see my GP who took bloods and called me the next day to say I did have PMR and to go back immediately into 30mg prednisolone which I did. Pain gone, able to move around but I feel so ill, Now on 15 mg, and likely to stay on that for a while, but having really bad side effects, or at least I am assuming that is what they are. I feel washed out, and I am having a terrible time with my bowls, going up to 12 times a day, having to make frantic dashes , my stomach feels sore and upset all the time and I have a vague pain / bruised feeling constantly around my trunk/kidneys, my left leg and foot is very swollen, doctor has just prescribed Furosemide tablets, but why would I get fluid retention in one leg/foot? Haven't taken them because I am already dashing to the loo enough!! Has anyone else had any of these problems, any advice would be very welcome.