I started on a very high dose of Prednisolone 50mg but for 3 days only - then 25mg for 4 days followed by 20mg for 4 days. My GP had said to stay on 20mg for a week and taper in 2.5mg amounts until I reached the 'lowest effective dose'. After reading all the experiences here and elsewhere I realise now it will likely be much slower. The problem I have to start with is that I dropped down to 17.5mg for a couple of days and felt uncomfortable again on the 2nd day (not really bad as I was 2-3 weeks ago) but my neck and upper arms started to feel sore & stiff again. I thought as I was on quite a high dose anyway that wouldn't likely happen as many of you seem to have started on only 15mg. I've gone back up to 20mg temporarily and will try to reduce again in a couple of days - or am I being too ambitious if I am getting a response that quickly - or should I expect to feel some discomfort again so soon. Possibly relatedly - is it relevant that I am quite a 'big' woman 5ft 9in and 85kg - how much does dose need to be related to BMI for example ? I am guessing being smaller might require lower doses ?