I am tapering my pred dose following PMRPros plan, Slow and slower! So far, I've passed the half way mark between 7 and 6.5 mg. , and doing fine. The most bothersome issue is lack of energy and no motivation. I trust this will level out at some point? I am sleeping better and not having as many daily complaints of transitory discomfort. Eg. Sore knuckles, lower back stiffness, blah blah ... Does anyone have ideas about when my energy and enthusiasm may return?