Not posted here for a long time, not because I'm disinterested, but not having much to contribute.
My own situation is very similar to many who post here. After five years of PMR I'm starting my fifth attempt to reduce my dosage of Pred. Currently following an alternate day regime of 9 / 8 mgs and not experiencing too much discomfort except in the shoulders during sleep.
However, having passed my three score & ten allotted time, no one knows with any certainty what pain is PMR related and what is normal age-related stuff.
Anyway, good luck to all,