I will try to be brief. First symptoms appeared Nov 2015 Pain and stiffness in muscles at the top of arms spreading into my neck. March 2016, finally doctor listens, it took me bursting into tears and my husbands intervention to convince him I couldn't manage the pain any longer. He and another doctor had over the previous months told me my inflammation levels were not high and had offered me no help apart from Vitamin D tablets. He prescribed Pred, 10mg. Saying if it was PMR then I would feel better in a couple of days. I do realise I've been fortunate as my initial symptoms were 'mild' compared to other suffers on this forum and a relatively low dose of Pred worked. I stayed on 10 until last November when doctor said to reduce 1mg a month. I managed to get to 7 but that was too far so went back to 10 eventually trying to reduce the dose a second time, the symptoms returned again this time pain in both my arms and legs. I have stayed at 10 for the last 3 months. Now this past few days the pain and awful stiffness has reappeared despite taking 10. My quandary is what to do. We are away from home until beginning of November. We have a caravan which we escape life at home. I find life easier in the van, away from tyranny of house, garden and telephone. Small space less to do! Do I increase my dose say to 12 for a few days, hit the inflammation and then go back to 10 after a few days. I do have enough tablets with me to increase the dosage. I would value the advice from all you knowledgeable, wonderful people out there who unlike many of the medical profession understand.