I have a new diagnoses of PMR Polymyalgia rheumatica and been put on long term 20 mg of Prednisone for starters**: my fear is this: 1)I had polio as a child and will long tern Steroid reactivate it ? 2) I am 5 yreas status post NHL: Non Hodgens Lymphomia: could this PMR be related to compromized auto immunine issues. The Doc. tried to answer my quiestion as best she could. I was in SO much pain I could hardle retain the information,if thers any help out there I sould appreciate it.