I've had PMR for almost three years. Starting at 30 mg pred., I've been up and down with many flares during that time. There have been some really miserable days. I am now at 4 mg. Although I wasn't feeling badly, my numbers were not good the last time I was at my rheumatologist. Both my sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein were at the same place they were when I began. Frustrated, I decided I would experiment and went on a wheat free and processed food free diet. I felt no change the first week, but soon after, I woke up with zero pain in my neck and shoulders. It's been a month now and I still am pain free. I am dumbfounded, as I always thought the gluten free craze here in the states was bogus. I'm anxious to get my blood tested again. I'm really not sure this diet has worked or the disease is finally waning and it's just a coincidence. It's really not a difficult diet, I substituted rice cakes for bread and look for snacks made without wheat. I'm curious to know if anyone else has had a similar experience.