I have had GCA for 6 years and have yo-yoed on prednisone for as long. Whenever I get down to 5 mg my headaches come back and up I go to 15 mg and start the weaning process all over again. I think I have PMR, it started about a month ago, the top of my right foot is puffy and sore, then joint pain in my elbow and wrist, and the worst pain is in my shoulder and neck - all on the right side of my body. It is pain that I have never experienced before. How do I deal with the pain and what can I do to make it tolerable? I would really love any help you can give me for this. Thanks everyone.