This is my introduction as requested
I am 69 and was diganosed with PMR IN March 2012. I have had some success in tapering very slowly and by April this year was down to 2mg but the progression has always been interrupted by flare ups of varying degrees. The last one was in July and I had to increase prednisone dose age to 15mg not far from where I was over 4 years earlier. Clearly the medication isn't working and my condition hasn't been managed well. In order to get back in control I have now gone to a specialist consultant and am in the progress of undergoing a number of diagnostic tests but am still awaiting the outcome. In the meantime it looks as if I will not be clear of prednisolone even if all goes well for another year.