I am currently in a trial and receiving Actemra injections (tocilizamub) once a month. I had my third yesterday. It has brought my numbers down considerably ( from a high of 80 to 8). I have been reducing my prednisone by your methods ( very slowly) and am now on 15 msg. Yesterday the doctor told me to go to 10mg. When I had my flare, my Sed rate was 3 so I am reluctant to move too fast on the lowering. On the other hand, I cannot have my cataract surgery until I get to 7 and my eyesight is very bad. Somewhat of a dilemma . Any opinions???? For background...I have GCA and PMR and have been on this roller coaster for three years. I still have a constant pain in the rear and stiffness in the morning but nothing that I cannot deal with..