Hello. You are my first port of call as you are all so knowledgable and take time to share your advice and own experiences. I was diagnosed with GCA about 12 weeks ago. I was started on 40mg of Pred and given a piece of paper outlining when I should reduce he dose. This worked until 30mg when headache started again. A week on 35mg then back to the programme. Was fine on 20mg but didn't feel ready to go to 15mg. Started last week on 17.5 mg. Headaches are back. Upped it to 20mg the last two days. The headaches are worse. Just taken another 5mg tonight and headache has eased. Is it ok to do this. It seems to me from what I have read that the reduction from 40 to 15 in 12 weeks is a bit rapid. How long should I take 25 for? One day, a few days, a week? Should I notify a doctor. ( I have seen 4 different GPs already. None seems very interested). My consultant says he doesn't need to see me again. Would really appreciate your advice. Thank you.