Just found out one of the reasons I'm struggling to get the Pred dose below 7.5 having been on steroids 3 and a half years. Synacthen test shows adrenal suppression. Is there a way over this? I've been started on MTx and am hoping once that kicks in I might be able to taper the steroids very very slowly. I'm also puzzled rheumy says PMR has gone (or was never there, could be arthritis after all) yet CRP still elevated. Anyone bounced back from this and got their adrenal glands restarted? How long does it take? Advice much appreciated, thank you.