Hi, I was diagnosed with PMR just over 3 years ago. Started on 15mg pred and reduced to nothing (last 12 months on 1 or 2 mg only) a few months ago. I must say I was never fully free of the symptoms of PMR and even now have some stiffness in legs, neck and back muscles. I also get the back muscle pain overnight when turning in bed. I recently went to see a rheumatologist who told me it was wear and tear 'background osteoarthritis' and I didn't have PMR but I just seem to have the same sort of symptoms (less the chronic fatigue I had at times) in the same places that I've had all the time. It feels to me that I had PMR and still got the after effects of it if that makes sense.
Any thoughts appreciated. Ta Dave