I've been on between 1 and 2 mg/day of prednisone for the last few years but recently I have been getting pain in the shoulders and upper back and I'm afraid the PMR is returning. Perhaps the stress from everything going on these days. I have a bunch of 5 mg pills left over and am considering trying to up the dose and see what happens. Any suggestions on how high I should go? 10 mg/day?