In Aug 2011 I developed PMR which was treated initially with 15mg of Pred. Currently on 1.25mg(2.5/0 alternate days). On advice from GP I am reducing slightly once a month and blood tests are normal, PMR getting better slowly. My husband has had cold after cold this winter. Every time I have reduced recently I have caught his latest cold. I have been prone to colds all my life so this may just be an unlucky coincidence. Is anyone else experiencing colds starting when they reduce and does anyone have advice on avoiding infection? I am a big fan of fruit and veg so unlikely to be short of vitamin C.