When I first tapered from the dreaded prednisone, I went through very similar symptoms at about 5 MG and then it got worse once I stopped all together. GI put me back on 20 MG for 3 weeks and then tapered me only 2.5MG per week instead of 5MG. He also increased my dosage of 6MP. I just tapered from the prednisone on Sunday and so far, I am doing OK. Saying I didn't want to go back on the stuff is an understatement but hopefully that short term adjustment will lead to a Pred-free maintenance.
Good luck to you.
Dx with Crohn's Colitis July 2007
37 yr old working Mom with two beautiful little girls (2 and 4)
Prednisone (fingers crossed), 75 mg Mercaptopurine (6MP), 4.8g Asacol, lorazepam (1 MG), Vicadin, Imitrex and Ambien as needed
Other stuff: probiotics and folic acid