I was diagnosed with PMR 9 months ago. Started on prednisone. Total relief within two days. Hurray! That is until the side effects kicked in. Weight gain, anxiety, mood swings,insomnia. Did I forget to mention I am being treated with fosamax for osteopenia. Weaned myself off of the demon drug. Been off of them for 2 months now. Yes the pain and stiffness is back in my shoulders and thighs. No sense in going back to the rheumatologist he will just put me back on them. At this point I would rather live with the stiffness than go back on that poison. By the way I am 65 years old. Thanks for letting me vent.