I've been very frustrated with my progress, going through the slow gradual taper to 10mg, over the last 4 months, and then trying to reach 9mg, feeling very symptomatic, with headaches, jaw pain, etc... My family doctor told me to go right back up to 15mg and will now order a bone density test. Seeing my RHem soon, still wondering if there is something other than PMR... 52 year old female - athlete, runner, biker swimmer. I would love to get to the lifestyle and fitness I had. Up 20Ibs after bein diagnosis and and on Pred. Since Sept 2017. (I guess 7 months only). How symptomatic should we be? I still work full time and try to do some type of exercise everyday all in moderation. Thanks for the chat everyone.