Wonder if anyone can advise. I am off to Italy in a few days (earthquakes allowing) and my rheumy agreed to give me a course of steroids to help with pain whilst away. I have only just noticed he had given me two weeks supply of 20mg a day. I thought this was quite high but also no weaning off process. Can you take 20mg for two weeks then just stop? I am going to try and check with gp but know you are a mine of knowledge. Also can I not drink any alcohol? I am going to Italy! Thank you!