I've been struggling for several months with the acute pain of what I now understand is PMR. I have been prescribed steroids and was feeling pretty optimistic until I started looking at this forum. Someone advises be kind to one's self and resting during the day. Has anyone any advice about how I am supposed to do this when I cannot lie or sit comfortably without acute pain. Every position I adopt, sitting lying reclining or what ever just hurts so much and there seems no escape from it. I am 61 and feel about 90. The least uncomfortable position is standing doing things which don't involve reaching out or stretching. I haven't slept in bed for about two weeks because it is overwhelmingly painful, I have just dozed painfully in an arm chair for a couple of hours at a time and then had to pace around the bedroom. Any ideas would be welcome please.