Get a compounding pharmacy to make 1 mg prednisone pills (unless they are available; I did have a bunch of manafacturer 1 mg pred pills last time I tapered). To be honest, below 10 I dont really notice any side effects- moon face, insomnia etc usually disappear for me at 10 and below- but therapeutic effect exists all the way to the end and aft a long pred spurti sometimes I even find a few days from 1 to o.5 mg helps... But when I have done quick pred surges of say 7 days 40 to 0, I could jump down from 10 to 0 easily in one day. So go with how your symptoms feel- and since you've been on pred for a few months, be conservative if you feel any worsening of symptoms, bearing in mind it usually hits a day or two after a dropdown. If you cant get 1 mg pills though, just have an rx for them sent to a compounding pharmacy- its much easier than breaking up 5 mg pills.
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