While I am uncomfortable writing a section on the dangers of stopping a corticosteroid too quickly (because unless done carefully listing these kind of cautions can sound like a scare tactic) I do feel it needs to be reason I am not the person to write the section is a bit convoluted, so I will try to be brief, please bear with me though if it is a bit too long to you. I know that to go from 20mg down to 10mg, I started by dropping at a time. I was on 20mg for around 2 years though. We began by trying a 5mg drop and after 2 days I was calling my doctor, almost in tears, and nearly begging to go back up to 20mg then try again but only drop to . I'd successfully gotten to 15mg when I became so ill I nearly died due to multiple, hard to treat infections and ended up in the hospital for 11 months, then spent 2 yrs in a nursing home learning to walk again, which is pretty good since I was originally told by my doctors that I would likely never walk or live outside of a hospital or nursing home again. PT seemed to disagree, saying I might learn to stand after 2-3 years of daily, intensive PT and even longer PT to stand.