My husband has had this issue for about 3 years now. His doctor prescribed Prednisone. I have seen posts here where people have been able to lower their prednisone dosage and even get off it entirely. Some people have posted about being in remission. My husband has tried several times to lower his dose but within a day's time is once again having level 10 pain. I would appreciate some posts from others that may be struggling to be able to lower their dosage. Also, posts from others that are in remission and how long between onset of illness and remission. I am beginning to think he may have some disease other than polymyalgia rheumatica. I look forward to reading your posts. Thank you.