31/2 months ago I started feeling increasing fatigue. I failed a stress test but rest of tests were ok. Since then I'm getting weaker and PMR keeps me aching. I have an appointment with my doctor in 3 weeks but read the comment about steroids causing muscle weakness. I am starting my 3rd year of PMR and have gone from 20mg slowly down to 5/day (with a few adjustments for flareups) I still hurt but I've gained so much and lost so much hair that I'm trying to tough it out with the taper. I've not heard of any one mentioning weakness before. I've even felt close to fainting. If anyone could tell me how common it is and how it has been treated I'd like to know and could take the info to my Dr at the next visit. Thanks. Apology for the ramblings.