Unfortunately, the only clear treatment for PMR is corticosteroids. The good news is, this is generally in relatively low doses (less than 20mg). The use of steroid-sparing medications is under investigation, but so far there are no other approved therapies.
Treatment of Polymyalgia Rheumatica
I have just been diagnosed with polymyalgia rhematica and am really opposed to taking prednisone. Do you have any studies using natural herbs for this?