I have CSS and am on 200mg azathioprine a day and 6mg prednisolone. It seems that just a common cold has more serious consequences resulting in me having to double my steroids for a short spell, asthma and breathlessness and feeling very lethargic. How do others cope with trying to avoid winter viruses and bugs? I do hand hygiene, have the flu jab and try to avoid people I know are ill. But it's very difficult when my colleagues come to work full of cold and i work in a hospital. I'm off work sick currently for the second time in 2 months, I've had to cancel several social things that have been planned for a while and i'm feeling a bit fed up. Any tips?