Was RX'd low dose prednisone in May because of knee swelling from surgery (fell on ice) in Feb. Felt awful on steroids. Flu-like, joint pain, ect. Tried to Tapered down 2x's to find out I developed PMR. Keep in mind I was a very healthy, active 52 year old woman. I finally got off in sept against Rheumotologist advice. When I told my GP I was RX'd prednisone she was furious. I am trying to manage with RX Advil (600mg) & Tylenol, acupuncture, PT, and massage. Some days are worse than others. Today my acupuncturist RX'd me Chinese herbs that will relax the muscles and replace the steroids that my body is missing naturally. He said my body is Not producing natural steroid because adrenal suppression from prednisone. I'll post after a few days on herbs. Wondering if anyone out there has a similar story?