I've been on 9 mg for about 2 1/2 weeks now. My neck is stiff in the morning, but after I take my Pred, after an hour or so, I'm fine for the rest of the day. Do I need to be totally pain free before I taper down again? Ahould I split the dosage so I take some Pred later on in the day? Should I go back to 10 mg? I'm not exactly sure when the tapering ahould take place. I've resigned myself to the fact that this will last a number of years, but I don't want to take any more Pred than necessary. Thanks for your time!