It has been some time since i was on Mtx
I only remember having to go off it for surgery, 2 wks. prior to the hospital visit
because it takes 2 wks. for Mtx to leave your body!
I don't recall having to go off it for antibotics though.
Hey do you know the really cool way to treat sinus???
Have you ever done a nose wash???
Nose wash method
take 1 small teaspoon of salt and dissolve it in a teacup of warm water
Make sure that this is not too hot or too salty by putting it lips in it.
the salty taste should be mild
Over the laundry sink( cause it is messy) "drink" the water through your nose!!!!
you may cough and splutter cause you don't know where it is going...... ...
some comes out your mouth , the rest you blow out your nose.
Repeat this process until the whole cup of salty water is used.
As you get more experienced,
do it when one nostril is blocked with your finger
This is a fantastic way of keeping those colds away
I do it each morning and night-- just like cleaning my teeth
When i have some mucus in the nose, i can do it every hour if i needed
This really does work magic, is easy, costs nothing and the whole family can do it too to stay healthy
Give it a go!!!!
Because your problem is advanced, your nose is most probably blocked
So try every 10 minutes, maybe it will take several times to get it unblocked!!!
All the best
I don't believe you have to stop taking mtx for an illness. It is not the same thing as the biologics, which you do have to stop taking if you have a virus or infection of any type, especially with a fever. I take both enbrel and mtx; in the past, when I've been treated for infections, I am always instructed to stop the enbrel, but continue with the mtx, even through tb treatment.
Hi, sj and everyone
Recently I read a post where a fellow rheumy sufferer was told
going onto MTX with her Biological drug (I think it was Enbrel) gave her protection from infections
What do you think???
Also, I am finding that i am on the verge of infections more readily
since my Biological INFUSION ( MabThera ) 6mths. ago.
Because it is an infusion every 6mths/year, I can't stop the effects of the drug when I am with fever etc.
And i pull through quicker if i rest and don't eat rubbish
Post Edited (Kangaroo) : 9/10/2008 1:40:50 AM (GMT-6)
I have always taken my MTX, even with a cold etc. I'm sorry you have a sinus infection..someone gave a good idea about a rinse. After my sinus surgery that is what I used with my machine, the salt and warm water..there is also a saline nose spray that is really good too. With the MTX our bodies just don't heal as quickly as they should
Rah rah for clean beautiful noses!!!!