Hello everyone. I'm just wondering about this pred treatment as my GP has reduced preds from 20 to 15 mgs 2 weeks ago. In the last few days my knee is painful and swollen, my hips hurt and lightning strikes in my head. I am currently using a walking stick but my hands and shoulder hurt like hell and I feel as though I'm going to topple over. Can you advise if crutches would be more beneficial? I don't want to buy any if not necessary and GP says nhs won't lend me some.