LMills - I am always a mess when I taper to/through the lower doses. It starts right about
10, maybe a little lower and lasts for a couple weeks after I am done entirely. I always joke that nobody wants to be around me when I'm at the end of my taper!
I'm at 12 methylprednisolone now (like 15 or so pred) and dropping again in a few days. I expect it to start soon for me too. I usually get a rash on my face when I withdraw too.
Basically, while I am on it I do alright. I am sort of manic - can't sit still or sleep. But, usually *super* productive. (Of course moon face - I get that too) But, going off works a number on me.
Hang in there!
PS - when I freak out more than I can handle, I slow the taper... Then alternate days as I start to go off... One day on lowest dose, one day off, one day on -- for a week or so then off. It's a rough ride...