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andorable
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   Posted 5/10/2010 2:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
I am due to take my methotrexate injection in the morning and I am burning up with a temp and have aches and pains all over my body and a sore throat. I am guessing I have a dose of the flu happening. My question is should I still take my methotrexate shot in the morning or see a doc first? I have been told in the past that if you have an infection you should not take methotrexate but I have forgotton why that is. So if you could please help me and give me advice I would greatly appreciate it. Hope you are all doing well. take care
Doreen

Lynny23
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   Posted 5/10/2010 5:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Doreen! Sorry to hear that your coming down with the flu! I also am on methotrexate, although I take the tablet rather than the injection. My rheumy told me that if i feel unwell at all to skip it that week. Because of it being an immunosupressant,  it can make it harder for your body to fight an infection and may make you worse in the long run. I have had to skip it for a few weeks in a row before because of bad infections so it is ok not to take it for a week. If you feel bad, talk to your doctor though. I hope this helps and I hope you feel better soon!

wearyRAsufferer
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   Posted 5/10/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you are ill! My doctor says if you have an infection MTX can exacerbate. No MTX when I am ill. Hope you feel better soon!

golitho
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   Posted 5/10/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't take it! Always go off mtx when you run a temperature. It is ok to miss a dose but ring your rheumy and confirm just in case. golitho

andorable
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   Posted 5/11/2010 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your quick replies. I didn't have my injection this morning after reading your answers and also contacted my rheumy he also confirmed I should not take it and had to go to the doc and I have a throat infection and ear infection so Im not too well at the moment. Got some antibiotics and hope to be on the improve soon. Thanks again so much for your help
Doreen

Abol76
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   Posted 5/11/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah Doreen! So glad you got some replies and were able to act accordingly. I too would've said the same as I learn't the hard way. I had an ecoli urine infection and wasn't told to lay off my mtx shots and ended up being on anti biotics trying to get rid of the infection for 6wks and I've not been the same in that department since. I hope you feel better soon Doreen! Go well X
Arthritis, GORD, IBS, PCOS, Neurosarcoid, Hypothyroidism, psoriasis, mental health issues, BIH, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. . . Methotrexate injections, folic acid, Prednisolone, Alendronic Acid, Adcal D3, Morphine, Lansoprazole, Domperidone, Norethisterone, Metformin, Levothyroxine, Amitriptyline, Sertraline/lustral/Zoloft, buspirone/buspar, Carbamazapine/Tegratol, Risperidone/Risperdal, Melatonin, Lisinopril, Atorvastatin ". . . but hey, Tomorrow is another day!" :-)


Joni James
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   Posted 5/22/2010 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Call the doc who prescribed the MTX8 to be sure! Feel better!
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