I have been happily tapering pred slowly and was going down to 4.5mg when I had to admit to myself that the pain in my legs, hips and wrists had been creeping up on me for quite a long time. I think I hoped they would prove to be something else (I don't know what!) Realising that it was indeed the PMR poking it's head above the parapet again and thought I'd zap it and go right back up to 10mg. I have been on that for five days and am feeling much more comfortable. I'd forgotten how much better it feels! My question now is how quickly I can try to reduce to find a lower level at which I'm pain free?