When I first learned about prednisone, I was abstracted by the choice before me: take pred with all it's side effects or live with this debilitating disease.
I am not asking for myself because I suffer GCA too: there is no choice but take pred to save my eyesight. What I am really curious about is how people get on without pred. Does PMR last just as long as with? Does anyone continue to work despite the pain?
I only know of one person who went, I think it was about 5 years with PMR before getting diagnosed, but she is no ordinary mortal!