Haven't written for a while. I started to reduce my pred and got down to 4/5 by Christmas. Started to eat healthy and lost weight too, I was feeling good. I didn't want to have to start taking any more medication to get off pred .My Rheumatologist was very pleased with my progress, but said to stop reducing till I had my operation. I had my gallbladder removed at the end January (polyp) which was very successful, day surgery, home that evening and didn't even need painkillers. I started to reduce again Feb/March but I am struggling with hip/back pain and that horrible fatigue has returned. Still on 4/5 pred but suffering and feeling a bit crap again. Thinking should I go up ? or stick it out a bit longer to see ?