I've had PMR for almost a year and am on 5mg of prednisolone. However, although the ESR level is down to normal (next blood test tomorrow), I have pain in my lower back which makes it difficult even to walk round a supermarket. The doctor said this was not a PMR symptom - only the pelvic girdle, she said, but I think she is wrong. I will see another partner for the test results and discuss it with him, but in the meantime I am going to France for 12 days with my sister - a retired GP - who advises increasing my pred dosage. Which doctor do I take notice of?