I am down to 2 mg after a four year battle with PMR (finally diagnosed after two years). I have tapered off 2 times with flares both times. I am one year on Prednisone again after the last flare and two days ago I tried to use my Treadmill at a very, very slow walk for about 15 minutes. The next day I felt pain in my hips and last night I had the burning thighs again, the sore shoulders and aching hips. I don't know what to do. But I worry that "if" eventually my PMR goes away will I always be unable to exercise for fear of a flare-up. I would hate to go the rest of my life with stiff legs and hips and the inability to walk any distance. Should I ride this out and wait a few days before uping my dose.