I was diagnosed in dec -17 and getting on Pred was a total relief for me. I have been pain free since I started. I have now tapered from 30 to 10 mg.
2 weeks ago I had my first app with a reumy. He was absolutely certain that I don't have PMR due to my "young" age, I turn 48 this year.
I had several of the typical signs of PMR, pain in the right places, raised bloods and Pred helped in a couple of hours. He wants me off Pred by June, making a faster tapering than I think is wise.
I am scared but at the same time I hope he is right!