I started in December 2016 on 15mg and began tapering on 10 March 2017 using the DSNS method (4 days). I am currently on 9/8 stage and due to reduce to 8/7 on 1 May. Today I have pains in my buttocks and not very comfortable sitting (as before diagnosis). I also feel slightly stiff. Nothing major but I wonder whether it would be advisable to stay at 8mg for a few weeks to monitor this. Am I being too careful about getting a flare? If the pain stays the same, or gets worse should I just go back to 9mg or more? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.