I am down to 16mg after 8months (GCA) & still have very fat face & neck, shakes & muscle weekness etc. Can anyone advise when these effects should begin to decrease. My latest blood test showed high cholesterol so my Doctor has advised statins, yet another pill to add to the ever growing list! Nevertheless, I am grateful for this treatment despite the awful last months, because of what could have happened. Any advise always appreciated please.