Hello everyone - I'm 54 years and based in Scotland and was diagnosed with PMR about 4 years ago. Started on 20mgs of Pred reduced fairly quickly to 10 and then tapered very gradually to 4mg. But as soon as I go below the 4 the stiffness and pain returns - not to the same extent but enough to be debilitating. My GP has been pretty good - worked out very quickly in the beginning what was wrong and prescribed the Pred which worked immediately. He is very keen to get me off the Pred now (as I am) but I just cant get below the 4mg without the symptoms returning. Bloods ESR are ok - although I know from reading others posts that this isn't always a good indicator.
Anyway - just wanted to say Hi - and thanks as am finding the information on here really helpful!