sore throat and slight fever

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Alicat
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   Posted 9/8/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
I woke up with a bit of a scratchy throat.  Just checked my temp and it was about 99.    I'm on Humira and wondering should I call the doctor.   Not due for another shot till next week.   What happens when you get sick?    Do they just tell you to stop the medicine for awhile or do they give you antibiotics too?
I hate to call if it's nothing.  
 
thanks
 
Donna
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momto3
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   Posted 9/8/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
 
I take Enbrel and if I'm not well as you described in your post the day before my injection I skip it..Since you have a week, I would stay watchful on the sore throat and see if it goes away or gets worse (strep).. There is a good chance you could feel just fine in a few days :-) Hope you feel better!!

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   Posted 9/8/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Donna.. how are you feeling? Usually the rheumy will tell you not to inject if you have a fever, for fear of sepsis... And depending on what is wrong, you can take antibiotics as well.. but as momto3 said, you may feel just fine in a couple days.. let us know how you are doing..
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Alicat
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   Posted 9/8/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Ducky and Momto3

Been drinking some juice and going to head for bed soon to see if a good night's rest will help.  Unless I feel really bad will wait it out a few days and see how it goes.

thanks for the reassurance.

 

Donna


psoriatic arthritis, peripheal artery disease


Kangaroo
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   Posted 9/12/2008 1:25 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Hey There Donna,
 
If you have a temperature, you need to tell the doctor, cause we tend to be more sick than normal people, ie little problems maybe not so little. This is because of our low immunity. So Donna , bug the doctor, and get his opinion, you may need antibiotics.
 
This low immunity can really push us around. I bet the sore throat came from a little bit of mucus coming from the nose, Yes??? It usually does. you dont have to have much to cause a sore throat.
 
So I would suggest my Nose wash recipe to get rid of the bugs there.This rince comes in contact at the very spot it is needed in your throat, cause that is where the nose drains and hence the problem.  Salt is also great for infections as it keeps away germs ( that is why it is a good preserve in meats)
 
see the Nose rinse on my other posts ( just click Kangaroo at the side of this post. It's under the post  MTX and Sinus Infections. It is the 5th post down). Got to run, hubby just got home and he says" you at that computer again"!!! Got to get dinner
 
Love Debbie


DebbieLou

Post Edited (Kangaroo) : 9/12/2008 2:31:15 AM (GMT-6)


Alicat
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   Posted 9/12/2008 4:04 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi DebbieLou,

I actually had already read your post on the nose rinse.  I've heard of it before and that it really helps.  Don't know what caused the little sore throat and slight fever I had but it seems to have gone away.  Maybe I was just over tired.  Anyway am grateful to all for the reassurance and advice and will store it away for future use.  Guess I am still in paranoidal mode over this drug.  However - I am happy to report that it does seem to be helping.   Mostly have notice a huge difference in the pain and stiffness in my legs and feet.   Now if it would just move up to my hands.   Probably won't get the results there that I'd like because of all the damage that's already occured.  Yesterday the only real pain I had was the little finger of my right hand. Who would think such a little digit could cause so much pain.

Since I'm right handed it's hard to ignore it as I'm using it all day long.   But it sure beats that head to foot body aching I was enduring.  Praying it continues and that Humira will be my miracle drug.  Only time will tell.

So many on these forums suffer so much more than I that it gives me a reason to stop feeling sorry for myself and focus on other's pain.   Keeping you all in my prayers.

Donna


psoriatic arthritis, peripheal artery disease


Kangaroo
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   Posted 9/12/2008 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Hey Donna,
 
That's great news that you are really doing super dooper with your legs!!!
I think it is really special to get the pain out of your legs cause they are the parts of our body that carry the most weight, inless you walk on your hands!!LOL
 
about even small pain. you know the story of the lion with a thorn in his paw? Well the thorn, although so small, gave the lion so much pain that he couldn't function with it. This is like the pain in your little finger. it may seem trivial but boy it does matter. Only earliy days Donna with the humira, so it is yet to build up its magic!!
 
God's blessings and prayers to you, my friend
 
love Debbie


DebbieLou

Post Edited (Kangaroo) : 9/12/2008 8:09:48 PM (GMT-6)

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