I am 72 and new to HealthUnlocked . I was diagnosed with PMR 18 months ago though I know I had it long before then as I've been very active all my life playing lots of sport and blamed overdoing it and stress for the pain I was getting and felt like a winging old girl (which I guess I was and still am). I'm trying very hard to get off the pred. and probably drop the dosage quicker than I should so keep getting relapses and have to up the dosage again. I am down to 4mg. daily but began on 25ml. I was a mistakenly prescribed 25mls as I was only supposed to be on 15ml. I still don't know whose mistake this was, the chemist or my Rheumatologist as when I went back for my second visit after a month he asked me why I was on 25mgs. I told him that what was on the script. He couldn't believe it as it was only 15mls on his computer. Of course I had immediate pain free results which was marvellous but of course proved harder to reduce as I'd been taking it for a month. I still have pain though I put up with it as I think a lot of it is to do with Osteoarthritis, it's hard to tell. I get dreadfully depressed when I'm useless and can't do some of the things I used to like play golf (still try) or sit at a computer or in a car for more than 20 minutes till the pain takes over. I push myself to exercise, walk and I've started to swim so hopefully it will all help but I wonder if all the things I used to do gave me the problem in the first place and will all the exercise just prolong the pain? My Dr. has started me on Methotrexate replace the pred. eventually. Is this just asking for more problems?