Happy New Year. I am new to this site and find it very helpful as I feel very isolated here in Ontario Canada. I was diagnosed with PMR and started on prednisone 30 mg this past June. Had one month of prednisone euphoria and then reality set in and was having all kinds of bizarre symptoms that led to many tests to rule out other serious pathology. Have been tapering down on prednisone and presently take 15/17.5 mg switching every other day. I continue to have pain and burning in the shoulder girdle and hip region but no stiffness since the prednisone. My biggest problem is overwhelming fatigue. I can hardly do anything in a day and often have to rest most of the day. I am 57 and was working full time at a physical job up until August when the initial euphoria wore off. My GP and rheumatologist keep asking me if I’m ready to go back to work. I feel guilty when I say I can’t possibly see myself at work. I can barely manage much at home where I can control everything I do. Has anyone else not been able to return to work as their body works through the PMR. My GP implies I am young to have this but after reading people do get this at my age. I don’t look sick other than the moon face and some weight gain so hard for my kids and coworkers to understand my inability to do stuff. Any thoughts would be appreciated.