A friend of mine, who does not have internet access, has been diagnosed with polymyalgia in her early 50's. She has got lots of formal material on the condition, but no one who has it to talk to. Can anyone provide some information on these sorts of topics: what medication really does or does not work, real side effects, pain management, related illnesses, alternative treatments, how it has affected their life - in and outside work, psychological impact, the sort of thing that the doctor and the medical texts do not talk about. Any info. appreciated. Thanks.