I'm interested that you are on 2 mg prednisone as everyone seems to have trouble below 5 mg. How did you arrive at 2 mg? Does it really keep you pain free? My mother was just weaned off 5mg. rather quickly. She had a scarry spell of low blood sugar probably as her body had not resumed making its own corticosteroids yet. This resolved though and she felt great for a few short weeks. Pain is back though and she does not want to go back on the prednisone this time? Any thoughts?