Hope you manage to get the prednisone dosage reduced over the next few months. I started on 15 mg last winter and got down to 8 mg a month ago but the symptoms all started again so currently back on 9 mgs for another month. Still experiencing stiffness though in shoulders and hips so rheumatologist suggested that I start taking Methotrexate to help reduce the prednisone more effectively. Has anyone been on Methotrexate? I am loathe to go on another medication so am holding off for the time being.