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After testing my blood, I was diagnosed with Polymyalgia rheumatica exactly one year ago. At the onset I had a low-grade temperature, a general feeling of being ill -- close to what it feels like to have the flu. I also had extreme pain in my shoulder & hip joints, neck and wrists. I was very stiff for several hours in the mornings. I could no longer get up off the bed or a chair without assistance. All of this came on very suddenly. My family doctor prescribed PREDNISONE which helped with the symptoms after 3 - 4 days. Over this year I am being monitored and the prednisone dosage slowly decreased. The stiffness is about 90% gone, the joint soreness is tolerable BUT I am feeling the side effects of prednisone. (Bloated face, weakened muscles). The prognosis for polymyalgia rheumatica is that it will cure itself within 6 months to 4 years. 'I found your site hoping to find an alternative (natural) to prednisone.