I've been on steroids for 8 weeks now. Started with 15mg for 2 weeks, then down to 10 mg for 2 weeks, tried going down to 5 mg but couldn't do it, so agreed with rheumatologist to go back up to 7.5mg and have been on 7.5 mg for the past 4 weeks. A week ago I was going ready for going on hols abroad and a flare kicked in, so I raised to 10mg for 3 days, after which I got back to 7.5 mg and felt fine. I'm now about to come back home and my symptoms started again like crazy, so I've increased to 10mg for a short period. I can't get hold of my rheumatologist to ask if that is ok but I had to do something.
I'm worried that instead of being able to taper down while Plaquenil starts working, I only seem to be extending the steroids. Have you been on steroids for more than 6 weeks, say?