H i All , I thought I was doing so well , after a 2 year slow reduction from 20mg I was down to 2mg not a big fan of cutting tablets so 2 weeks ago I went for 1mg , first few days where manageable, after about 6 days the pain was back with a vengeance in my hips back and shoulders bylaterally so I couldn't blame over doing the exercise also feeling so tired all the time . I timed it so I had my Rheumy appointment the same week , he told me to try and get through it and stay at 1mg. After 2 weeks I was in agony . 2 days ago I went back to 2mg , still in pain so taking Arcoxia 60mg purely as a pain killer (seems to work for me , but I don't like taking them ) . I don't think I could function without the Arcoxia , question is will I need to raise the prednisalone to more than my previous 2mg to get back to where I was with regards to the pain . I had almost forgotten just how painful this condition is when not controlled properly . Your thoughts fellow sufferers .