Have now been back to my starting dose of 20mg pred for 2 weeks since a flare up a month or so ago when I had got down to 12.5mg and gradually upped it in 2.5mg increments. The pain has never gone albeit manageable, as it did miraculously when I first started it in June. Stabbing pains and numb, sensitive skin prevails. My GP thinks I'm on 15mg and trying to reduce further but the pain was too severe. I'm wondering if I should up the dose to 25mg which means I'm on higher dose than originally prescribed or reduce again to 17.5 mg and risk the pain increasing further. Or just stay on 20mg for another week or so and hope the symptoms ease of their own accord (not hopeful) I have deteriorated over the last few weeks when the pain suddenly returned and the pred isn't doing such a good job. Any advice please?