I have PMR/GCA. I am currently taking 16mg of Prednisone. For the past 9 months, I have experienced sciatica which was helped by an epidural several months ago. I have also had severe burning pain in my mid and upper back. I have been trying Tramadol and Baclofen or Norco if pain is not helped with Tramadol and Baclofen. The doctors have tried trigger injections with cortisone without relief. I had an acupuncture treatment a week ago and the back pain has intensified to the point that none of the pain meds are really helping. I get some relief floating on my back in the pool. I tried physical therapy for a while, but was so inflamed I really couldn't do much. I am so sleep derived it is scary. Has anyone experienced this kind of pain or have any suggestions.