Hi, I am a newbee and think I have had symptoms for about a year. Eventually diagnosed 3 1/2 mths ago with PMR. Have read on this great website how Dr said take these steroids and if you are pain free in 48 hours it is PMR!! Well, I was and was thrilled until I then realised what taking steroids meant. Was given 30mg and am now down to 18mg reducing by 5mg and then 1 mg but at the moment am feeling same as before I started on steroids, aching all over. Dr wanted me to take Alendronic Acid for my bones which on reading literature and looking on this website I refused. He was not happy but gave in to me by prescribing Adcal D3. What I have found out from all of you is that I should be taking Magnesium and K2 for the calcium to be properly obsorbed by my bones. Is this correct and what quantities? Something I have also heard is turmeric capsules for inflammatory illnesses. Has anyone heard this as well or tried it. I just want to get off these steroids, so any help and advice would definitely be appreciated.