Months ago, I had a flare and raised my pred to 12.5. I stayed at 12.5 for weeks because of some cataract surgery I was going through. Finally, based on the good advice I got here, I tapered from 12.5 to 10 using the DSNS 38-day taper. At the very end of my taper, I suddenly had the return of a bad case of sciatica. My rheumy said I should stay on 10 mp pred for two weeks before starting to taper again. So I'm FINALLY done with the two weeks and my PMR seems to be under control.
The rheumy wants me to drop down to 9 mg immediately, but now I know better than that! I've been thinking of dropping from 10 to 9 using the DSNS 38-day taper again since it worked so well before. Does this sound like a good idea? Of course I'd love to taper faster, but I haven't had much luck with sudden tapering before.
Sorry to bother you all with my never-ending tapering process. It seems like I'll never get down to a low amount of pred. But you have helped me so much and I think I'm avoiding some of the mistakes I made earlier.