I was diagnosed with PMR 4 years ago at the age of 75. Instead of having the usual joint/muscle pain it just makes me feel bad, actually miserable, It usually starts in the morning in my belly area but can affect my entire upper body. It has resulted in loss of appetite and energy with a loss of 16-17 lbs in the last year. A rheumatologist.described my PMR as unique but I don't understand how a well-known syndrome that has a fairly defined criteria can be described as unique. The only med I take is a little Oxycodone along which helps with the "feel bad". I was on prednisone for a short while in 2013. I'm now questioning whether I actually have PMR and having become more familiar with the disorder I intend to see another rheumatologist soon. Within other groups with whom I have corresponded nobody has ever indicated symptoms similar to mine.