Hi Lulu, I've had some pretty bad episodes tapering down on Prednisone. Usually it's when I'm tapering at the high doses down 5mg. like 50mg to 45mg..
But, for me what occurs is my symptoms intensify such as feeling like a truck ran over me multiple times.... muscle aches, headache, joint pain, eye issues, swelling - very irritable. Lot's of fun!
But, it might not be so bad if you are at a low dose as long as you are tapering down a little bit at a time.
On my last taper I talked to the nurse at my Rheum's office about the "withdrawal effects" and she said had seen people that had issues tapering just 1mg & some who didn't have any issues at all. Depends on how long you've been on the dose.
Hope that helps!