I was diagnosed with Cerebral Vasculitis in March 2008 and having had the usual steroid and immunosuppresant treatment, I have slowly improved. Last summer I started a final reduction of steroids and I took my last steroid on 9th Oct 2011. What I have experienced during this process of reduction and since finishing in Oct, is that I have had a series of inflammatory incidents primarily affecting my elbow, shoulder, knee and I now have tendonitis in my left thumb which is very painful. Both have required physiotherapy but the tendonitis has not really improved despite taking an additional anti-inflammatory drug. The Dr says they are totally unrelated to the CV or coming off steroids. Before I get in touch with my consultant though I am wondering if anyone else has had similar or other unusual reactions to coming off steroids?.