Not sure whether I'm having a flare. For about 5 weeks now have been having pain & some stiffness in both Hips & Legs (right worse usually). Seems different than previous flares although these too have generally affected Hips/Legs rather than Arms/Shoulders where it started 15 years ago. A bit like Bursitis mixed with Sciatica, both of which I've experienced in the past although the symptoms are not so intense. Am currently on 4mg Pred and was considering upping this to 15mg for 2 days only to see if this resolves it. My response in the past has always been rapid after 15mg or thereabouts. From what has been posted, I understand that a 2 day trial should be ok followed by a return to 4mg and would at least show if it is a PMR flare. I don't want to up my dose permanently at this time but would like to know the cause so that I can rule out over-exercise or other factors which might apply. Your thoughts are much appreciated.