Methotrexate and being sick question

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LBJ
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   Posted 7/28/2008 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know if you come down with a cold, is it ok to still do your injection?? I forgot to ask my
doctor on Friday.  My son has been real sick the past two weeks and I feel it coming on here tonight.
I believe my husband has it as he was in bed tonight before 8pm. (Very unlike him)   So I know I
am doomed. 
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too
 
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Prednisone 15mg tapering
                           Methotrexate injections once a week 25mg
                           Folic Acid 5mg once a week
                           Wellbutrin twice a day
No Surgeries
 


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 7/28/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Usually my doc has me skip until I feel better.
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Crohn'snme
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   Posted 7/28/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Call the doctor on call. I took methotrexate for quite a while and hated it. I think checking in with doctor would be your best bet.

sjkly
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   Posted 7/29/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I did not want to skip my dose so I did not call my doc. I eventually got over it. Uhmmm you are not supposed to take mtx if you have an infection and for some reason its the respritory infections they really go nuts over.
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