I have been diagnosed with pmr for 3 days. I was given prednisone 20 mg originally a fortnight ago for my symptoms and it was miraculous. Then doc had cold feet and decided he wanted to be sure so he asked me to reduce the pills over 6 days, 3 X 5 for 3 days, 2 X 5 for 2 days and 1 X 5 for 1 day. That would prove whether it was pmr one way or the other. I was happy with this as they are strong drugs and I too wanted to be sure. During and after the reduction I felt quite ill and told the doctor I thought it must be pmr whereupon I was given a dose of 15 mg daily. However, the aches and pains and unwellness I have been feeling did not disappear as they had done the previous time. I am still feeling a bit rough and having bad backache. I wonder if it is pmr or whether it's perhaps statins causing this? Has anyone out there had a similar experience?