What are some benefits and dangers of prednisone in treating pmr - polymyalgia rheumatica?

See answer. Benefits include resolution of pain. Risks include increase in cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, fragile skin and blood vessels, weight gain, mood changes, psychosis etc. Typically the benefits greatly outweigh the risks.
Double edged sword. 15 to 20 mg of Prednisone daily is an effective treatment for the pain, stiffness and fatigue of polymyalgia rheumatica (pmr). However pmr effects older adults who are vulnerable to side effects. These commonly include: hypertension, diabetes, weight gain, and osteoporosis.