Hello, I'm knew and found this site today.
I've been diagnosed by PMR and have had this for 3 years or so. I take pred and am now down to 2 mg every other day with 1 mg on the alternate days. Recently I have trouble in walking, striding, it seems like I've got concrete shoes or I'm trying to wade through mud. Lately I've been getting bad pains on either side of my knee or down the side of my leg. I dont get it every day though. Some days I feel really great. I swim quite a bit. When I do get pains it takes me really down and I feel nausea's. I've looked on sites and the symptoms dont appear to that of PMR. However when I up the dose say to 3 or 4 mg of pred I do get relieve. I also suffer from gout and take allopurinol but touch wood, I've not had a flare for over ten years. I'm really concerned about taking pred over a long period, not sure where to go from here.