I am a lady of 70 who developed pmr 18 months ago, I was in so much pain. My crp was 92 and esr was 42. I started pred and I am now down to 5mg shortly to reduce to 4mg. I play golf twice a week to help strengthen the muscles. I do get exhausted sometimes when I have done too much but feel it is under control. I live in Suffolk and would love to hear from anyone who knows of a dr giving a lecture/talk on this condition. I do find stress makes me feel worse.