Now into 3rd week of reducing to 10 mg (from 11mg);
week 1 ok really as taking 10mg one day; 11 next;
week 2 felt very shaky and faint particularly in the mornings continued to alternate between 10 and 11 then towards the end of the week just 10mg every day; no pain so I persevered with the reduction (I was encouraged by positive comments from my Q about reducing)
week 3 Just on 10mg now every day; feeling more like normal again - shaky feelings gone and no faint feelings either. Sleeping better and have energy and good mood back!
Next month I shall hopefully be allowed to reduce again (after blood tests and talking to Dr)
I shall try taking the next reduction slower - and try a few days with 9 1/2 mg some days alternated with 10mg at the beginning to see if I can avoid the shaky/faint feelings.
In all feeling pretty horrible lasted about 4 days - not good but bearable if you can just plan to do nothing much and stay at home looking after yourself - and I am pleased now I have got to 10mg with no pain returning.
Dr tells me below 10mg the bad side effects of steroids are reduced substantially so that is good.