Good morning fellow PMR sufferers. I keep up with the Posts and find them so useful. I was diagnosed in April and started the 15mg Pred which has left me pain free since. I have had regular blood tests since and had reductions to 12.5mg and then 10mg.. Had last blood test on Friday 23rd June and Doctor appt on Monday. She said it's good news that my ESR? was down to 5 from 54 when first diagnosed. I am now on 9mg (one 5mg and 4x 1mg) and to reduce each month. I feel very lucky in not having any pain which was severe at the start. I must say that when first diagnosed with PMR it was quite scary not knowing what it was, but by chance I saw a notice in the monthly U3A mag of a book on this very subject by Kate Gilbert (available from Amazon) which is very informative and from that I got this site advertised. Thanks to everyone who replies to various posts in a most informative way and they have relieved a lot of my concerns, and I am sure that of many others, so a very BIG thank you.