I'm down to 3mg of pred at last! I took it easy for a few weeks, 3 and 4 on alternate days, and it now seems to be going OK after a week on 3. I had a routine blood test recently - CRP is up to 24, but that could be due to a sinus infection I had around the time of the test. Dexa scan showed some thinning of the top of the left femur - an extra incentive to be very careful on ice and slush; and a reminder to be good and take my strontium ranelate every night. My calcium tablets (ADcal) has a hefty dose of Vit D so that should compensate for the lack of sunlight.
Good luck to everyone 'on the drop' and do take it gradually.