Hi everyone, I am a bit late into this discussion but thought I would add my story as it may help someone. It took me nearly two years to get off prednisone and my tapering was back and forth a bit but patience is the name of the game with this and like most of you I just wanted to get off prednisone as soon as posssible due to the side affects. My original dosage was 20mg which I stayed on for 2 months, then dropped to 15mg for 2 months and then down to 10mg. Once I got to 10mg I dropped 1mg per month, at first I had more aching but put up with it for a least a week to see if it would settle and it normally did to a point where I could cope with it, I kept up reducing the 1mg per month still testing if the pain would reduce after a week, if it didnt I would go back up 1mg and then try again. This worked until I got to the 1mg, this was the hardest to get off and I felt quite bad with not the PMR but I think the affects of coming off the prednisone. After a while I realised I could not just drop the 1mg, so I reduced like this, 1mg for two weeks, 1mg every four days for a two weeks,1mg every 3 days for two weeks and so on until I reduced it down to 1mg once a week, then I tried just stopping and it worked. I still have stiffness but I treat that with a CBD balm and CBD oil drops if it is too bad. This works for me and life is better not being on the prednisone. I realise that not all people are the same but this is my story and I hope it helps someone. Good luck to all that are trying to get off this drug. Love and light to you all.