I am "officially" diagnosed with PMR now for 5 years. Looking back on my life , I am almost positive that I have had PMR and low Adrenals for many years. Like many of you, , none of my docs had recognized the symptoms to be PMR. The closest diagnosis given to me years ago was : Fibromyalgia. I live in California , USA. So I use prednisone. I am currently taking 4 mg. Pred.. ( long process to get there). I own and ride horses , they keep my spirits high and a desire to be as active as I can manage. (they are my best friends) Like most of you, these years with PMR have been a struggle because I have always been a very active person and it is my biggest failure to not pace myself and then over doing it. I stumbled upon this Forum a few months ago just out of desperation... looking for help and answers. I just appreciate you all so much! All the wonderful info has made life with PMR tolerable ( sometimes) . Thank you all so much! How long has PMR been an official diagnosis ? Is it a newer disease ? Some docs have never heard of it ?! Thank you for being here and available to us all.