I have been following all of you since early 2016 when I was diagnosed and treated with GCA and learned so much from you all. Despite my age (early 50s) and neg biopsy, all symptom/clinical presentation were positive, so they moved forward with the diagnosis, and placed me on the Pred 60 and all GCA symptoms and labs were gone in days, and labs normalized within a month. My question - may sound silly. Do those of you who suffer from PMR, can you share how it feels, symptoms? Prior to the GCA I had fairly debilitating pain throughout my body which I attributed to an unrelated genetic connective tissue disorder, which no doctors really understood or treated beyond ibuprofin. It had come on strong about a year or so prior to the GCA diagnosis, and created pain in hands, feet, legs, hip, arms, sore to touch, and when people hugged or shook my hand, had to treat me like a fragile elderly lady and do so very gently to avoid hurting me. Bending to pick things up was almost impossible, so I compensated at work and home to avoid the need to bend, but also was very weak in arms, having difficulty pushing/pulling doors open at work, pushing buttons. But with the GCA diagnosis and Pred Treatment, BOOM. All and I mean ALL pain was alleviated, I was fully mobile and my strength was back. I thought hmm. Maybe it was PMR, but I did not have the limited range of motion, shoulder targeted pain, nor was it worse in AM etc. So I thought no, ruled it out. As prednisone dosage weaned, pain slowly returned, and now I'm on 2.5 mg 2x/week and happy GCA hasn't returned, but the debilitation and all over body pain has, just as it was prior. I haven't adjusted the prednisone to the pain, as it wasn't GCA pain and didn't fit the PMR "bill" of symptoms when I read about it. Thoughts? Any of you have PMR pain that is no where near the typical cited in the literature? And manage it with prednisone? I think I will eventually go for a second opinion on the body pain at a University clinic that specializes in vasculitis near me, but curious on all of you who live this each day, what your thoughts are - could this indeed be PMR pain?