I am currently reducing my steroids from 40mg to 10mg over two months as recommended by my consultant. I was told to go down by 5mg every fortnight but I have been having very uncomfortable side effects, including aches and pains, fatigue and brain fog. I do not really know how long it takes the body to adjust to a new dose and whether to go down in 5mgs or less at a time. The reason for the rapid reduction is my high blood pressure, high glucose levels, and the fact that I probably didn't need to go as high as 40mg in the first place for such a long time. Could anyone give me some idea of time scales for steroid reduction when told to reduce quickly?