My urologist wants me to come off Prednisolone as he feels it is interfering with the treatment I am having. I started on 40mg (high I know for PMR) at the end of July 2016. I'm now down to 5mg and have been on 5mg (aside from occasional temporary increases) since September 2016. If I did come off completely, would I still need to use the slow taper method. I guess what I'm asking is, as I've only been on it for 6 months, is a flare up/ withdrawal problems still likely?