I was diagnosed with PMR in July of 2016. Pred worked perfectly - within 18 hours I was pain free. Prior to this condition I had lost 65 lbs. The pain before I was diagnosed (about 6 weeks) and then the Pred (20 mg a day to start) gave me an insatiable appetite- so some of the weight has come back on. I have weaned down to 7.5 mg a day- and the pain in back- only in my legs, knees and hips- upper body is totally pain free. I am also on methotrexate- 30 mg a week. The plan with the dr. was to wean off the Pred and only have metho- and that worked when I was at 10mg of Pred. Should I go back up to 10 and wean off more gradually- like down to 9 and then 8.. instead of from 10 to 7.5? I have always had low Vitamin D- so I have been taking D3 - 400 units a day- I am trying to find out how much I should take of the Vitamin D- as I think that this has been low for a long time. Thanks for any help.