Hey Wendy,
I'm at 3.5mg - 4mg pred., I'm excited, but boy does the tapering hurt,on the days I take less, I just can't wait for the day to be over, I'm mostly achey all over.
Hopefully in 6-8 weeks I'll be off the stuff.:)
Diet change has improved my RA. I feel best eating raw veggies and some fruits and avoiding grains, sugars, nightshades, beans and dairy. Sed rate dropped from 65 to 19, but it took over a year.