Methotrexate and infection

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crazykitty
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   Posted 10/14/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have been flaring for the last couple of weeks, and it has been horrible.
 
Last weekend I started sneezing, feeling a sore throat and coughing up green phlegm.
I saw my PCP today and was put on an antibiotic Spectracef 400 mg 2x daily for 10 days.
I also take Methotrexate so I know my body is immunosupressed. This is the first time
I have had an infection since I have been on the MTX. I'm worried about the antibiotic
because the one I am taking is supposed to kill all the bacteria including the good
bacteria. Just wondering how my digestive system will be being on this med?
 
Has anyone been on MTX with an infection or taken Spectracef?
 
Thanks
 
Robin


MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative 
 Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins 

Post Edited (crazykitty) : 10/15/2009 11:27:18 AM (GMT-6)


hippimom2
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   Posted 10/15/2009 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Robin, check with your rheumy about being on mtx and an antibiotic at the same time. I was told you should stop taking mtx if I had to be on an antibiotic. Definitely call your rheumy to find out and let him know you have an infection. Take care
dx: UCTD (lupus), sjogrens, reynauds,
meds: prednisone, plaquenil, methotrexate, tramadol, neurontin,
doxepin, folic acid   


crazykitty
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   Posted 10/16/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Hippi, I wiil call my rheumy and ask . I took my weekly dose of MTX Monday
evening and I started the antibiotic on Wednesday. So far I haven't had any strange
digestive problems from this med. Hoping for my flare and this infection to be gone!

Hugs

Robin
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative 
 Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins 


jhmom
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   Posted 10/16/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Robin, my rheumy told me to skip a dose of MTX if I was running a fever, but I think calling them would be a good idea.

It seems a lot of us are flaring right now, I hope you get to feeling better real soon! Take care
Stacie
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Lupus, Sjogrens, Raynaud's, Hashimoto's and Celiac Disease
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Vitamin D-50,000 IU, Tramadol (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)


crazykitty
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   Posted 10/16/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Stacie. Hope all our flares go quickly!!!!  yeah

Robin

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