You are at the average age for PMR to start. I have had PMR for 14 years. I presume the med you are referring to is prednisone. As the dose is reduced symptoms often reappear. Given a few days they will often disappear. PMR is condition that often seems to change from one day to the next. I was in a study about 10 years or so back. Whatever was in the weekly shots I was taking left me feeling wonderful. However, the shots had one bad side affect and the study was stopped. I don't like the side affects of prednisone, but I have pretty much learned to live with them.