Oh dear, feel a failure. Reducing to 25 mg from 30 mg was just too much. By yesterday afternoon the pain and stiffness in my shoulders was awful - I could barely get my arm behind me to put on my jacket. I managed to get an appointment to see my doctor on Thursday, so hopefully he can give me a lower dose tablet so that I can decrease more slowly. I do agree with people hear that we feel under presssure to reduce our steroid intake quickly, but also fear the flares are a greater worry as we have to go up again to get control of things again. What would you good people think was a reasonable drop down from 30 mg? I value your advice immensely.