Hi, Haven't posted before but have read regular posts and found the info very useful. I was diagnosed with GCA in February 2015. Immediately went on to 60mg of Prednisolone and have been reducing ever since, quite slowly. Had one or two flares but getting there. In August last year I had a fall damaging my knee and need a partial knee replacement. Orthopaedic surgeon said he can't do that until I'm below 5mg Pred which I now am? However I'm having real trouble with frequent flares of the GCA, trying to get to 3mg and have to keep increased get the meds sometimes by 10mg. I see the Rhuematologist in two weeks but the appointment is in the middle of the junior doctors strike so I'm not sure I will see him to ask if I'm right to keep increasing the Pred dosage. Anybody have any ideas for me?