Hi--I'm new to this web site and am so glad I found out about it! I was diagnosed with PMR in December 2016. Started on 20 mg of prednisone. After I got down to 10 mg, my doctor prescribed some 5 mg pills and some 1 mg pills. I'm supposed to slowly lower my dosage as I feel better.
I was feeling really quite good on 10 mg, and my doctor said he didn't want me "feeling too good." So I went down to 9 mg for a few weeks, then 8 mg for a few weeks, and now I'm trying 7 mg. My doctor leaves my dosage up to me, but I'm not sure how to do this and my doctor isn't that helpful. Right now on 7 mg, I feel pretty good most of the time, but I'm stiffer after sitting down and also my legs feel quite stiff when I walk up hills. Other than that, it's not bad. I'd love to hear about anyone's experiences or advice in how to taper off prednisone. Thank you!