I had the blood test on the day i should have then was contacted by my GP and told I needed to have another blood test but the receptionist couldn't tell me why. That is booked for next Friday so i'm still not sure what the inflammation levels are like. In the meantime I have decided to reduce my dose of Pred from 30 to 25 mg starting today. I an just so fed up with the side effects. I've put on so much weight I can't breathe properly if I lean forward. Is it better to just reduce to 25 mg in the morning or would I be better off splitting the dose to say 15 in the morning then 10 at night. Also, If everything goes OK how long should I stay on 25 before going to 20 mg. I don't want to make things worse but I've had enough of this stuff and need to get off it or down to a lower dose as soon as possible. Any advice would be appreciated.