I have had a bad flare up that has lasted over a week. I struggle to reduce my Pred and can only manage about 1 mg at a time - every 12 days in general. I need to get the Pred down as I have gained so much weight - now 17stone plus. The rheumatology nurse suggested a 5 mg boost for one day only - or three days - then back to 15mg. So 20 mg today and 15 mg tomorrow. She says that sometimes works and at least you don't loose two months getting back to where you were. Has anyone else tried that. My flare up started with me forgetting to take my afternoon dose of 9mg I think - it was the second time I have forgotten and the first time I seemed ok. Any advice would be great.