I wonder what people's thoughts are on my latest experience. I was started on 20 mg of prednisolone in June, successfully reduced one mg a month until I was down to 10 mg and have been doing DSNS to my current 6 mg. Yesterday we had a close family bereavement and although it was expected I had a number of phone calls to make to upset relatives. I was sad for the news but he was very elderly and suffering so not duly upset myself. However within hours I was stiff and in the first pain I have felt since starting prednisolone. I have been one of the very lucky ones who has had complete relief from steroids. By the afternoon my pain was spreading from my legs and buttocks to my arms so I took 1 mg late afternoon. This seemed to resolve the pain in about an hour. I was still a little stiff. This morning I have no pain and only minor stiffness. Do you think I may have had warnings of a flare and have avoided it? Was it stress related or coincidence? Looking forward to advice from this sanity saving forum.