I had a episode of PMR 12 to 10 years ago that the general md diagnosed as RA as I was quite swollen in hands and knees. I took Methotrexate for it. 2 years later a Rheumatologist said I had Osteoarthritis as it appeared in my hands and blood work. Now 10 years later I had horrible 3-4 weeks bedridden and could not get a proper diagnosis for 2 months when I saw a RA who said it appears to be PMR. Now I have been on Prednisone and am reducing it to 12.5 mg for the first time. How long does it take to not feel jittery, clumsy and tired? I have been sick almost 4 months now.