I was diagnosed last September 2017 and started on 20mg of prednisone. I think I’ve had PMR longer though. My rheumatologist had me down to 6mg prednisone now. I was really hurting so I tried dry needling and a chiropractor. My rheumatologist said I had seronegative inflammatory arthritis because my blood markers were not elevated. He has wanted to prescribe plaquenil, tramodol and sulfasalazine at different times. I took it upon myself 3 days ago to increase my prednisone to 10mg and I am nearly painfree. I do have an appointment with a new doctor on the 23rd because at the start of this my go put me on 20mg and at the end of a month just had me stop. I felt terrible! Then he recommended the rheumatologist and I’ve already told the rest of my story. What should I do now? I think taper slowly from 10mg and see how it goes? I am going to see this new doctor who comes highly recommended and specializes in geriatrics and difficult cases. Sorry this is so long but badly need an understanding friend.