I am currently reducing to 10mg ... over the next few weeks. My Dr is keen for me to get below 10mg .....so far so good; no pains or tiredness yet. On the whole I think the pred is providing something I have been seriously lacking for a while. Before diagnosis of PMR I had periods of feeling unwell with exhaustion (put down to menopause)..... and then the pains started which led to blood tests and steroid treatment.
I have wondered since if my own production of cortisol was particularly erratic at times pre pred? Are there any tests that check your own levels of cortisol as you reduce down past 7.5mg ? (This seems to be the amount most people produce naturally when well).