I have been reading this forum since I was diagnosed in September last year. It was a long road indeed with ten months of increasing pain and lack of mobility. I have gradually been reducing from 15mg of prenisolone and, two weeks ago reduced from 8mg to 7mg daily. Since then I have felt an increase of stiffness and have woken in the night with pain in my hips which I had so badly before diagnosis and had disappeared. Could this pain and increased tiredness that I am feeling be due to the steroid decrease? I was wondering if I should stay at the 7mg dose for a while longer or should I increase the dose back up to 8mg a day? Any advice welcome!