I've suffered with this disease for over 5 years. 5 mg of prednisone daily usually is sufficient for healthly feeling. However, I do have "flare-ups" and must increase the dosage to 10 mg for a few days and then slowly taper off to 5 mg.Lately the flare ups are more frequent and I find that I do better with 7 1/2 mg daily. I try to reduce the dosage but do better on the higher dosage. I am concerned that overall I am not feeling as well as I should. What should I do to improve my health? I am 84 years old. Your comments please.