I was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) in June 2014. Symptoms began with pains in lower portion of my legs and gradually the pain crept up to my thighs. I felt like I had run a marathon or like someone beat my legs with a baseball bat. I started to feel pain in my left jaw and during the night, drenching sweats. I thought I had the flu. I went to the Walk-in-Medical and had blood work (Friday). On Tuesday, I received a call from doctor to go directly to the emergency room. My SED rate and CRP rates were highly elevated. I also began running a fever . At first, it was thought I might have temporal arteritis; however after 20 mg of Medrol , my symptoms disappeared (a day later). I have been trying to wean off the steroids but it has been a very slow process. I am currently on 6 mg/day. Reducing by 1/2 mg every 3 weeks seems to be the way to go as, if I try reducing too much too quickly, symptoms start recurring. I hope I can get off the steroids by summertime as I am very upset looking at the huge bags under my eyes, the moon face, weight gain , etc. caused by the steroid usage.