My G.P. is fairly certain that I have PMR, my e.s.r. is 75 which seems to be very high. I have 2 different forms of arthur in top and bottom of my spine, 4 slipped discs in the base of my spine and at least 1 at the top. I also have type 2 diabetes, just starting byetta, and have high blood pressure as well, basically, I am a knock-kneed-knackered-old-nose-bag according to my son! If PMR is confirmed, I am very worried about steroid treatment and the effect on my diabetes and weight-gain, i am already very obese and more weight gain won't help any of my pre-existing conditions. I am already worried about my eyes because in the morning it feels a if my eyes are jiggling up and down like mad and I have like a migraine aura which lasts for up to 3 hours, particularly in my right eye. Can you tell me more about PMR what it is, what to expect and what questions to ask rheumatologist when I eventually see him?