Hi, I'll try to keep this short. I'm new to the forum. Got my diagnosis of Temporal Arteritis about 20months ago now. Rheumatology have struggled to reduce my pred, I'd get down to 20mg then the symptoms would start again, headache, headsore and jaw ache. They tried me on Azathioprine but my liver enzymes shot up, so then it was Methotrexate...I felt so ill on that and my hair started to fall out. I persuaded them to let me try Azathioprine again on a very low dose...6 days in of 25mg and my Alk Phos was 250 and Gamma GT 600!!! So it was off that. It was then decided to reduce my pred by 1mg a month. I've been doing ok and managed to get down to 8mg but since I reduced to 7mg last week I have felt awful...headachey, generally achey and extremely tired. I did have my flu jab last week and wondered if that would be contributing. I'm not due at clinic until January..as long as I get regular bloods they let me do my own thing but I'm not sure what to do here..persevere a bit longer or increase my dose again. I'm also on Alendronic Acid and Vit D3 supps but that doesn't seem to be very popular on here..can anyone tell me why? Sorry this is so long. Thanks.