My name is Diane. I am an advanced practice nurse. I was diagnosed with pmr on DEC 19, 2016. I also have ms that I have had for 23 years with relatively no problems. Actually the ms was a walk in the park compared to the pmr , the pmr caused excruciating pain which I never had with ms. I am on 20 milligrams of prednisone for 6 weeks and we go to florida for the winter so I have to see a rheumatologist down there. I was having trouble in the evening with 20 milligrams of prednisone so I divided the dose 15 milligrams in the morning and 5 milligrams at dinner and it helped tremendously. I also take neurontin for the ms and that may help with my sleep since it acts like a sleeping pill. I think the hardest part is the emotional psychosocial things that happen when you are on the prednisone. Right now I am feeling sorry for myself, going to florida and not be able to have a drink and watch the sunset since I'm on prednisone. Also we always called prednisone the demon drug the nurses would always know when a patient was on prednisone because of the crazy side effects. I am sure we will all get through this since it is self limiting and we know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.