Hi fellow sufferers....so interesting reading all your posts. I was diagnosed about 5 years ago with PMR and that was after a year of hell where noone seemed to help me. Eventually I saw a gp who had several patients with this debilitating condition. I started off on 40mg of Pred a day and I hate taking them but we have to be able to function. I do have acupuncture once a month and this is is beneficial to me. I would like to know if anyone else has developed tendinitis. I recently have been diagnosed with this and been told it goes hand in hand with PMR. My gp doesn't really want me to increase the Pred and told me to use Voltirol 3 times a day.