I am not well. Started last night with well this is gross but with less than normal stools (diarrhea). It still continues though now it is greenish or yellow. Sorry to be so graphic. I started going downhill more and more today and by the time I got home I had a fever. Low grade. 100.5F. I also have had a flare at the same time of multiple painful joints.
Just yesterday I went to the rheumy for a follow up and overall there had been some good improvements. I discussed my bowel history and he suspects inflammatory bowel too. Says I need a GI consult and then they may consider switching one med from methotrexate to sulfasalazine. They are going to move the Rituxan infusion to every 4 months instead of every 6.
Well, I didn't have a chance to see the GI doc before this happened again and this time it is much worse then I have had before. I never had a fever before so I am thinking either bad food or infection?
I currently take Rituxan, Methotrexate (10 tabs), Arava, and other meds unrelated to RA. I thought i read on those tons of doctors pamphlets that if you are running a fever you should be seen because of the meds or for whatever reason. I don't want to go running if I don't have too what do you think????
dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis. Duration: 10yrs. Dx'ed 2006. Asthma, hypertension, hypothyroid
Meds: Methotrexate 25mg wkly, Arava 20mg, Rituxan infusion, Folic Acid, Fish Oils, Advil, Advair 250/50, Diovan HCT 160mg/25mg QD, Women's One a Day, tylenol PRN.