I have been doing quite well with my Taper. I went from 8 to 7 on PMRpro's 38 day taper that ended on Feb. 2. I had a pretty smooth ride.
On Feb. 3 I took my first 6mg marking the beginning of my 7-6 taper 38 day . I was fine the next day. I was fine the next days also as I've been back on 7mg per the plan. As a matter of fact on Feb 6 I had an unusually good day: good mood, good energy and no pain. I felt good enough that day to do my full exercise routine which has been harder for me as I've gone below 9mg. It has been taking several days for the usual places to feel OK again after exercising. Today is the third day post exercise day for me, always the worst post exercise day for me, and this one is no exception ...except that I feel more aches and more sluggish than I have in a long time. Not really stiff, can still raise my arms high and touch the floor, but not my usual strength and more pain on movement.
The taper formula has had me back on 7mg since Feb 4, but tonight I'm supposed to take 6mg before going back to 7mg for 4 days again. I'm wondering if I should continue on 7mg. tonight, take 6 tonight but take 1mg immediate release tomorrow morning if I don't feel right when I wake up, take 6 and get new blood work. The last blood work was 2 weeks ago and it was fine. So far my blood work has been sensitive to PMR.
Chalk the aches and pains up to lower Pred levels in an old body. Take the 6mg. And get to bed early for a change.
Sorry for all these details. I'm confused about what is going on. I know time will tell, but I am not sure which way to go tonight.
Advice is welcome!!