Today is Wednesday which means it is Humira day for me. I have been feeling off the past few days sore throat, congestion etc but nothing screams infection. Normally even when I have an URI I chose to skip that week of HUmira since in the past it makes whatever I have worse...granted when I was on Remicade I use to get lots sicker. Here is the reason I am not sure typically feelingthis way I would opt to take it however I am the last person in the house not to get this severe cold going around. My future step son woke up with it sat and he is all better already now my fiance has it and him being a diabetic is on ABs for a sinus infection and it is starting to go into his chest fever with tylenol etc. My future steps sons (the eldest lives with us and the youngest comes over on weekends and days off from school) mother currently has walking pneumonia, bronchitis and a common cold)
I fear if I use my HUmira I will catch whatever they have (my parents are coming out to visit on the 10th) I still need to get the house ready etc and even if I start now with my step sons friends coming over next weekend (5 16 yr old boys in the house and the other 13 yr old step son) I know I will give myself more to do if I go all crazy with the house now).
Should I try skipping this weeks Humira? My stomach hasnt been near as bad lately but also being on Entocort too with how they supress my immune system scares me especially since last year at this exact same time they have no ideaw hat I came down with all symptoms led to strep or mono but all tests came back negative granted I did get the augmentin rash that comes when you have mono and been on that ab since with no rash so I am so fearful of getting that sick again especially with not having seen my parents since Dec 2009.
what do you all think I should do? Last time the doc told me it was ok to take my humira with the symptoms I have atm I in a few days did get strep