I need some advice. After successfully reducing very gradually (more gradually than recommended by rheumy) I had a flare up which didn't settle and I increased pred from 1mg back to 10 mg. I then went to 9mg after a week, with no problems. I'm worried that I increased too much after reading advice on your site. I'Ve been on 9mg for 3 weeks. will I now have to decrease very slowly ? I' m fed up that I didn't get your advice before acting as I had forgotten the sweats and nightmares induced by steroids and was just relieved tobe out of pain!