Hi all ive been reading this site since I was diagnosed end sep 2016 but have never posted before. .first of all I have to say I am on preds but they are having no effect apart from all the terrible side effects tiredness and pain in all my joints moon face . I am convinced that I now do not or maybe never had pmr . I had gone to my doctors with pain in my shoulders but we had been treating this as a ongoing neck injury but then I started to have really bad headaches and pain in my temple and jaw after a few diagnoses my doctor decided that I could have pmr did a test and my inflammatorys were very high so she put me on 8 x5 mg tablets for a few days and the pain in my shoulders and head went it was then she decided that I could have gca she then increased my preds to 60 mg a day so I went to hospital and had a biopsy’s at the hospital they found it hard to find the artery and the procedure took over an hour a week later it came back negative but as we know this is inconclusive. .i was then asked to reduce the preds which I have been doing I am now on 15mg a day this week the doctor now says she is not sure as the preds by now should have given me my life back which it has not if anything it is taking my quality of life away I have never felt so ill and I am thinking it is the preds and not pmr I have been referred to a specialist and see them on the 9th feb would anyone on hear have any thoughts on this .since coming down to 16mg I am having headaches but not as intense as before also the doctor is not sure if I have something wrong with my jaw ive been to the dentist and he says that my jaw is out of line so I suppose this could be why I have the headaches but no one can really say which is very frustrating at the moment all I want to do is to come of the preds. I suppose what I am asking is it possible that the preds just does not work for me.