Since I came down with PMR 16 months ago, I’ve had a lot of other crazy issues crop up. I have to fight with my docs to stay on even a low dose of prednisone, as they keep blaming my symptoms on other diseases (even the ones that are obviously PMR like shoulder and hip pain). While I was pushed down below 2 mg in spite of obvious PMR symptoms, I developed Interstitial cystitis, widespread neuropathies, extreme sweating, and constant headache and migraines. I have recently increased my prednisone to 7mg which controls about 70% of my PMR issues, and all of these strange new symptoms that aren’t PMR are much better (though like my PMR pain, not completely gone). Since I will have to fight with my doctor to stay on 7mg or even increase that, I’m hoping to bring journal articles and the like to convince my doctor of the benefit of adequately controlling my symptoms. I’m hoping our experts can steer me to info for my doctor that might show her the need to control my PMR. Is there a list of other diseases that occur with PMR out there, and is there a reference showing that people with uncontrolled PMR are more likely to develop GCA? So frustrating that we have to educate our doctors and fight for treatment!