Hello everyone! Well I finally got in yesterday to see my Rheumatologist. Last I wrote she had taken me from 10mg to 5mg then reduced me 1mg a week until I was zero prednisone. That started in December and was a horrible holiday full of pain and withdrawal symptoms. I have been off the prednisone now for 10 weeks. I have arm and buttocks pain daily, extreme tiredness and achy all over but it is usually not at level 10. There are times I've had pain hit me and almost make me pass out but it usually doesn't last longer than a few hours. My doctor now says I am suffering from just the fibromyalgia and the polymyalgia has gone. She says the prednisone was masking the Fibromyalgia pain so that is the pain I'm having now. I am highly doubtful as I've heard from many that pred does not help with pain unless it is PMR. I've had two Doctors tell me it does help with some people and I guess I'm one of those people. I've also been told PMR lasts at least two years and mine came on last February. I guess I could be one of the lucky ones and have it gone, if it is not then as we all know the PMR will rear it's ugly little head eventually. I did want you to know how things are going as you all have been so helpful. I really don't know what I would have done without this forum and the people who post and bear their souls to benefit everyone with this infliction. I will be reading your posts and maybe I'll be able to help a few along the way. You are a beautiful group of people and are so deeply appreciated. I pray my doctor is right and my ride with PMR is over. Thank you for all your help, you are wonderful.