My rheumatologist said I could drop to 15 and then taper 1 mg per week to get off pred and go in plaquinil. After dropping to 15, I developed sores in my nose, dirreah, nausea. Needless to say she bumped me back up to 20 today... On one hand I'm sad... tired of the moon face, sleepless nights, gynormous appetite... I guess I learned my lesson on dropping pred too quickly as I couldn't even go to work today... I've never participated in a blog, but was happy to find this one today with others on pred. I appreciate everyone's comments and questions. It helps to know I'm not alone.