Suggest you read eugenia zuckerman's book "Everything You Need to Know about Prednisone." In it she says one of the worst things about Prednisone therapy was coming off of it...that she had such severe pain, especially in her feet, she couldn't walk some of the time. I'm not sure, could be one of the reasons for a very slow taper. others I've talked to have also been told that the aches and pains return. My rheumy told me that I'll definitely need to use something like Celebrex once I'm clear on the Prednisone. I know I haven't helped much, but there ya go! I'm at 30 mg of Pred., tapered from 60 which began at the end of November, and am wondering what it will be like, too...once I get down to single digits of prednisone. Really looking forward to it, too! Best of luck to you!