I was diagnosed with PMR 12 months ago and initially prescribed 20mgs of prednisolone which worked almost instantly. I began the slow (although I now realise not slow enough) taper to 4mgs in July and experienced my first flare, so after some mucking about I finally increased to 10mgs and now I am on 7.5mgs. I have learnt that once below 10mgs, one should only reduce by .5mg at a time. I couldn’t believe that .5 would make a difference but it really does. I will stay at 7.5mgs pred until after Christmas and then attempt to taper some more.