I am 2.5 years into my GCA/PMR journey and have as already mentioned got down to 7mg pred and feel really really well. My Consultant wants me to reduce by 6mg/7mg every other day but ten days after starting this on my 6mg day I feel absolutely awful- nausea, dizziness, aches and pains and fuzzy head and end up taking 1mg in the evening. I know that side effects are standard for most people but just wonder if we have to put up with them stoically or stay at where we feel comfortable. If I thought the side effects were a flare, then I would know to increase the dose but my new more energised life does not want to go backwards. I hope that someone out there will devise a new reduction plan for me as the Consultant would like me off steroids by Christmas!!