Got to the end of the first full week on my new steroid dose, 8mg (down from 8.5mg), and definitely looking encouraging. Have some increased bladder incontinence, but minor by my standards. Much better at this point a week in than I expected to be, in terms of how things usually go wrong neurologically when I lower my steroids (I have cerebral/CNS vasculitis). So fingers crossed the latest drop will work, and in a couple of months I can look towards trying 7.5mg. I was last on 8mg in December 2008. And that didn't work out well, having to shoot up not long after, as high as 30mg before I could try lowering again. But I'm in a better patch now, and have been steadily lowering from 22.5mg since January 2014, very very slowly, sometimes having to go up again, but generally dropping. And also dropping other steroid-sparing immunosuppressive drugs, which I couldn't manage without before. Will probably hit a limit on my steroid lowering, but for now looking good. Yay!