Have gone down with a bad cold and was really wheezing in the night as if I had asthma and I woke hardly able to speak. I have never had asthma before and in fact before the GCA never even a cold. Does the GCA or Pred have any effect on a cold? Pity as I have felt fairly well for several days - unusual for me. I even had a lovely visit to a National Trust property, all decorated for Christmas. Two days ago reduced the Pred by 1mg as I had put off my reduction over Christmas so I guess today or tomorrow I will feel the effects. Found Christmas very stressful - I have so many people who I give presents to and they are so generous to me - I just felt I had fallen flat and nothing was as usual. I will have to start earlier next year or try to get agreement to forsake presents. Fortunately I see the rheumatologist today so maybe will get some advice but I seem to usually go away disappointed and with little answers. Did have a lovely Christmas day with family. Wishes for a very Happy New Year to everyone.