I have been trying to get off prednisone for almost 1 1/2 years. Every time I have gotten down to a low dose, I get nauseous and sick and sometimes start bleeding again etc. Well, I have worked myself back down to 7mg and I am just hesitate to go any lower but I think that many people have a hard time getting off. Should I try again? Is there a chance that it will work this time? Is this how prednisone works........just hard to get off? I use to go haywire at 10mg but now it is 5mg or lower. Just looking for some advice from those that have heard from others or from those that had a hard time tapering like me. By the way, they want to do surgery because I they say that I am steriod dependent.