Going to cut my prednisone on my own, called dr. 4 times, not gotten back. Decided to go from the 40 to one day of 35, then 40, then two days 35, then 40, then three days of 35 and so on till one week at the 35 which would take about a month, then do the same with the 35 and one day at 30 and so on. Anyone ever tried that. My brother suggested. Don't want to go on the Methotrexate although got the prescription. Stared in Oct. low dose with PMR then biopsy nov. 2014 and have gca, started 60 mg, then 3 weeks 50, then 3 weeks 40, but stayed on myself for 8 weeks as Will eye said coming down to quickly, then 30 for only three weeks and down to 20 three days later, my ateries started popping up again in the head and eye pain and headaches, was put back up to the 40. Been on the 40 for 8 weeks now. Any suggestions. Still get temple pain, but seems to get better 5 minutes after eating, not eating much on candida diet, bad cash of thrush from the prednisone not to mention high blood pressure now, and verge of diatetes.