I was diagnosed a couple of weeks ago, at only 'just above average' readings. I was getting some relief from Ibuprofen, which I take first thing to help during the day and then before bed to help with the 4am pains. I deteriorate into the evening and am stiff and in pain by the evening but it's certainly nothing like what some of you experience. My GP has agreed to me self-medicating for a month then I go back. Has anyone experience at this lower level of PMR. Might it burn itself out and go away (she asked hopefully) or am I just delaying the 'inevitable' steroids unnecessarily? Thank you. I find this forum so very helpful.