One of the things I find confusing on this forum is the notion that people's reduction or increase is not restricted by the amount of actual prescription. As I posted elsewhere, I had to jump through hoops just to get a GP appointment at this "coughs and sneezes " time of year and initially it was indicated that the doctor would not overrule the Rheumie instructions. I am prescribed for 28 days at a time, and that's that. The very useful advice confirmed by the pharmacist that they can supply 1mg tablets of prednisolone has armed me for when I go back to the hospital next month. I realise this is not an exclusively UK website so wonder if this is a factor?