Sorry to read about your husband. Yes, I have had Polymyalgia since Aug. of 2000. I too was started out on 20 mg of predisone, I am now down to 2 mg. but with the help of Vioxx (50mg). I have good & bad days. I have more pain since I went down to 2 mg, but I rather have the pain than to take predisone. I have read that this can last for 1 to 3 yrs. I'm praying that mine goes away within the year!! Good luck & God bless.