I've been diagnosed for about 6 weeks now and am relatively okay and pain free on current dose of 15mg Pred. I am trying to carry on as normal - my GP is convinced that patients do better if they make the effort to continue their usual activities. Today, though, I did just 1.5 hours of light gardening using a kneeler and hand fork and I ended up barely able to walk. I kept thinking my legs would crumple any minute. They have to some extent recovered a bit but is this normal? Do I expect this every time I do anything physical? What should I do - just sit around? I do find this a puzzling disease. My inflammatory markers are as low as they could be and I know my GP is not convinced I even have this disease but I have seen a rheumatologist who did not question the diagnosis. Does the fact that I had this weakness after gardening confirm in any way that this is definitely pmr? I feel very confused about the whole thing and would really like to be sure.