Hi all. Some more advice please. Went back to GP to discuss pred reduction and she said to drop from 15 mg to 10 mg. I told her that I was not happy about that because I had severe pain in my arm when I dropped from 20 mg to 15mg so, by my own volition I dropped to12.5 and at present I have shaky hand and increased anxiety but I will persevere and next week I will reduce to 10mg and then hopefully will reduce 1mg per month until off preds, all being well.. GP says that she will refer me to rheumatologist but then rang me later that day saying that she wants to see me again first, which is today. Anyway, what I want to know is am I doing right with my own plan reducing preds as I looked up the dangers of pred and was horrified at what they can do to you so I feel stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea. I feel more ill since I've been on these pills than I was before diagnosis. I value your advice.