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Great questions @claude67. When I was on prednisone with my PMR active, I actually felt better doing a little exercise but not a really full blown workout. Every time I over did it, I paid with extra pain the next day. My exercise was probably not as strenuous as I think you are doing with weights. I just rode a recumbent elliptical bike for cardio and a little arm/leg exercise. I'm sure there are other members that can share their experience on the questions.

You mentioned you don't know if you have PMR but you have an appointment on Feb 28 to talk with your doctor. I thought I would share an article that you might find helpful since there are many conditions that mimic PMR and the article has a list of questions that you might want to use when you are talking with your doctor.
--- Diseases that mimic polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR): https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/diseases-that-mimic-polymyalgia-rheumatica.

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thanks John, for the article. It was very helpful. Claude

I attend an aquatic fitness class three times a week and rarely get sore muscles from it. I just started back doing cardio dance and my arms hurt more than usual after the first class, which I think was due to working muscles that I normally don't use much. Sometimes it's been hard differentiating between PMR arm pain and muscle soreness pain, but if it persists for more than a day or two, I figure it's my PMR. I'm currently taking 2 mg. prednisone.