Just thought I'd post some positive news. After a long time (over 4 years yo-yoing between 7.5 and 5) I've now got my Pred dose down to 3.5 and suddenly the weight is starting to shift. Yey, what a morale boost. It's been a tough few years but finally I feel a glimmer of optimism. It was really hard getting from 7.5 to 5 and then 5 to 4.5 but then after that getting to 4 and then 3.5 was easy and I'm feeling OK so hopefully he PMR has gone. Touch wood I'm on a roll. I'm having a Synacthen test next week to check the adrenal glands have started up again after being suppressed so long. To all of you suffering, keep going, PMR will go eventually.