I was diagnosed with PMR two and a half years ago and was given 20 mg prednisone to start. I have taken my time tapering per your advice. I was doing well on 1 mg so went from 1 to 0 after six weeks. I've been off prednisone for six weeks now and having arm and leg pain and stiffness. I saw the rheumatologist yesterday. She told me she can't honestly tell me if my pain is from PMR (my labs are normal) but to start back on 1mg and see how I feel. I am so discouraged because I thought I was over PMR. I just read another posting that sounded like my story. She was advised that two years with PMR is not that long. Was I hoping for too much, too soon?