I am 61 and was diagnosed with PMR 3 months ago after changing my GP. I now realise I have suffered with this for at least 5 years . My previous GP put symptoms down to lower back pain , shoulder problems rotator cuff, and referred me for physio a few times . Tiredness I had always put down to stress as I have been supporting our very elderly parents for 10 years and lost my father to Alzheimer's last year. I now am on Prednisolone 30 mg which has relieved the pain but am having stomach pains and abdominal bloating and puffy face . I want to reduce down and GP has given me a reduction plan. I feel ill a lot of the time but it's hard to decide how much of my symptoms are s stress and grief related and how much is the PMR.