I've been on prednisone for a long time. I've been on 20 mg. for about 2 years.
The first taper was successful but ultimately too low and I had to increase it again. The last attempt at a taper back in February ended in disaster, with me suffering acute withdrawal within a week. My doctor told me to go back up. See-saw Margery Daw. (I had to check the spelling of that.)
Today I began a 5-mg. taper. Within a week, I might have side effects but I hope it won't crush me. My doc has consistently said I will probably hold at 10 and continue that for life.
I went to a local salon today and got a nice haircut with some highlights. I still have small bruises under my eyes, but I think I look much-improved. Since I'm so vain, my mental state is as well.