It turns out my post of 12 days ago was rather premature. Today I have been diagnosed with PMR, not something I thought I would get having got all the way down to zero without any symptoms. Two days after being steroid free and feeling fine, I woke up in the wee small hours with a lot of pain and stiffness. Eased during the day but followed the same pattern most days, some worse than others. Pain and stiffness is mostly across my shoulders and in my groin. The only possible sign of something ominous was a bit of a sore shoulder about 5 months ago. It never got any worse or spread so we (my GP and I) decided it could just be some wear and tear. Still not sure but it is now much more painful. Maybe this was a sign. I wonder too, have I had PMR all along and were it's symptoms being masked by the higher steroid medication. If so, possibly this PMR is not new and may be already on its way out. I am to take 5 mg of prednisolone for a couple of days and see if the symptoms go away. If not I am to increase to 15 mg and speak to my GP next Monday. Here we go again!