I am new here and am 18 months into a steroid reduction. Originally I was on 30 mg and have worked my way down to 7.5 mg since June. This time I have not been able to adjust to the dose, stiffness in upper arms and shoulders persists until 1 - 2 pm ( as well as backs of thighs), usually then the rest of the day is quite good. Has anyone else had difficulty adjusting to lower doses? Do you think eventually it will improve enough for me to reduce the dose again? I was hoping to get down to 6 mg. I exercise and carry out my daily routine as much as I can, not to be defeated. ( I am 63 year old female). Thank you.