40mg pred for 4 weeks. 30mg for 1 week. then down to 20mg. 3 unsuccessful tapers to 15mg dropping 2.50mg/ fortnight. Back to 20mg each time. Now holding at 15mg for a month. Recent appointment with Rhummy was better than expected after giving up on his reduction plan which would have meant down to 10 in less than 4 months. He did listen & more or less agreed for me to make the taper discisions. He is not a believer in the 10% though until the lower levels. Also allowed a rescue allowance of pred. because of delays with repeat prescriptions from GP. Now type 2 & on Gliclazide. Also on Bisoprolol to go with my Amlodipine & Perindopril. (Heart). Next appointment in three months. I have a slight jaw stiffness & ache but nothing like the original pain I was in & no head or ear ache. Shoulders burn a bit but he thinks that could be arthritis! Trying to be sensible with my physical activity but we all know how difficult is to just sit on your chuff! I am a restless soul!
Thank you all so much. I don't know how I would have coped without you. ATB.