the first time i was on it i was on 60mg for about 8 months then the taper and it took about a year to get off. this time around ive been on 40mg for 6 months and now im tapering. i go down about 5mgs a week till i get to 20mg then i go down my 2.5 mgs. if i come down too fast i get more symptoms but i dont really remember if i had more symptoms once i was all done with it.
when i was on prednisone the last time,i was on a dose like yours.at first it made me feel better,but when i would be weened off,my symptoms would return.it took me several months to ween off of prednisone before i started a different med.i would like to warn you about some side effects of prednisone.if you would like to learn these side effects,please reply.some of them are personal,but i would like to share them with you if you want.let me know.