I have GCA and after six years following the slow method I managed to get down to 6 mg. In April I was hit by a wheelchair in the back of my left leg which left quite a serious injury. Within 2 days it became infected and GP gave me antibiotics. Two months on and 3 lots of antibiotics it is still infected. I have been feeling extremely rough with it and suggested to my GP that I increase my Pred for a while until my leg is clear of the infection and I feel better. She is very reluctant to do this. She is keen for me to get off Pred asap because I have been on it for 6 years and it may be masking other things which could be going on in my body. I disagree and feel that increasing it to 7 mg for a week would make me feel stronger and possibly help to get rid of the infection. Anyone's advice would be welcome.