Second appointment with rheumatologist today. A very nice man - even more so when we discovered a mutual hobby - running. I find it helps to bond in a human way with a doctor/consultant, makes them see you as more than just another patient!
So, he is happy with my progress, Down all this last month from 15 to 12.5 - some minor flare-ups, but by no means debilitating. Did a load of walking and even went to Parkrun last week where I walked/ran about 50-50. Was going to quit about half way round but persevered. Felt a bit stiff the next day though.
Tomorrow I drop from 12.5 to 10, Dr Anderson told me not to overthink it. He said I could do one day at 10 mg and the next at 12.5 mg for a few days to make it even more gradual.
So this is where I am now. I did say to him that I had been a tad down/depressed and had not been sleeping that well, he said that was probably the steroids and as my dosage lowered so would the side effects .
Thanks to everyone on this forum who have been so helpful to me.