Last time I saw him I was on 19mg of pred and advised to drop to 17.5 then by 2.5 every two weeks. Down to 12.5mg last Friday. Hip pain has certainly increased but tolerable. He had organised an MRI scan for me which has come back clear so at least we have ruled out any underlying problems that the steroid might have masked. I now need to continue with steady reduction and moe to 1mg drop every two weeks when I reach 10mg. I am certainly happier that I'm not in the higher doses and can put up with the amount of pain I am currently experiencing. Having the talk with my boss and HR on the 23rd of September could be interesting as I am still getting fatigued and remain on half days. I have an appointment with the occupational doc this Thursday so we'll see if he's happy for me to continue on the reduced hours.
A real positive is I no longer have brain fog!