Hi I'm new to this site. Just wanted to let off some steam regarding my recent bout of flu (even though I've had a flu jab)! This will be my fifth cold/virus this year - the last three being since the beg of Nov. It totally p****s me off to be honest. I've got to admit my asthma is well controlled in between getting colds but once I've got one it's like waiting for the guillotine to drop. I just know my asthma will play up and that feeling of dread comes over me like a black cloud. I try and explain it to my husband and friends who try and understand but I just know they don't. My son started with a virus just after the schools shut and I just went into meltdown - crying that our Xmas would be ruined. Everyone kept saying it would be OK I had a week to go but I just knew that I would get it and the whole of Xmas would be ruined. I don't mean to sound like a spoilt child but I just wanted Xmas to be really great for my two kids. As it happened I did get it (what a surprise) on Xmas Eve. Usual story starts as a normal cold then develops on chest then lingers there for an eternity - my puffers don't seem to work like they normally do, I end up at Docs and they say my chest is clear!!! Don't see how this is possible when I can hear it clearly myself. They gave me anti-bio just in case. Am so sick of this disease. I know people out there have it worse than me and my heart goes out to them because you just struggle to live a normal life - I really do understand even though normal people don't. Just wondered if anybody out there seems to be getting more colds/chest infections since starting on Seretide cos I'm sure I didn't used to get this many when not on it. I'm going to see the asthma nurse soon to see if she can give me anything that works well be virus induced asthma - anybody else have any ideas? I was going to see if leukotrine tablets did the trick - I'm desperate I can't go through another year of constant colds and bad asthma it really affects my emotional state of well being cos I can't be a proper mum to my boys when my asthma is bad. Rant over .. regards to everyone.