Has anyone been on prednisone for almost a year of more that 30 mgs. ? Finally got down to 26.5 this week on my own. See dr. in two weeks. Started with 60 in Dec. 2014. Don't want to go on the Methotrexate because of small kidney, so trying to go slower. Sight eye pain and little temple pain, but read sometimes is withdrawal, and if withdraw will get better in several days, but if flare, then will get worse. Hoping it is just withdrawal. Not sure if left eye is a little blurrier, but my retina doctor said, that blindness comes on really fast, not blurry, just can't see, or vision area is decreased. Anyone know how to tell if flare or if withdrawal?