Hello everyone. I'm a 70 year old man trying to get off the Pred for 2 1/2 years. I have PMR and have tapered down from 20 mg/day to 4 mg/day. Although I am still sore in the morning in the shoulders and legs or when I sit or stand for too long, after a few minutes of moving around I am largely free of pain unless I stretch my arms overhead. I regularly play pickleball nearly painlessly where I am running around and swinging my arms a lot. I can easily tolerate this level of pain, but are other people sticking with a dose until ALL pain is gone before tapering some more or just until the pain reduces to some level? Is a "flare up" the presence of ANY pain or a LOT of it? I have never been symptom-free but have continued to taper as long as the pain is moderate and non-disabling, but the conversations here seem to describe the symptoms as either there or gone. I don't want to taper too fast, but I don't want to move too slowly either. What's optimum?