I recently saw a Rheumy who, to quote from his letter to my GP - 'Suggest not to escalate steroids but aim to wean down over 2-3 months (1mg every fortnight) as tolerated'. This is the second Rheumy who has questioned my original diagnosis of PMR back in February 2013, and my present GP also has her doubts. I am currently taking 5mg Pred. and have been on lower doses of Pred several times already, only to have to go back to10mg following a flare up. This to me, seems quite rapid tapering and I wonder if anyone has experienced similar tapering themselves and if so, how did they manage it.