Methotrexate And A Chest Cold

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Bratbaby Says:
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Hello, I take .6 ml methotrexate weekly plus plaquenil and sulfasalazine. I've been completely knocked out with a head/chest cold for the past three days. Now my fever is down; can I go back to work tomorrow or will I just did myself in deeper? Any advice would be appreciated.



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NICKNAME Says:

FROM PAST EXPERIENCE, IT USUALLY RECOMMENDED NOT TO RESUME NORMAL ACTIVITY UNTIL A FEVER IS GONE FOR 24 HOURS.

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David Says:

@Bratbaby,

I agree with the previous comment, in that you should probably wait it out until you've fully recovered from the fever and/or whatever cold symptoms you might still have. At this point your immune system has to take time to build itself back up again through getting plenty of rest, proper nutrition, and not stressing out about anything.

Methotrexate on the other hand, is known for causing very serious side effects (including fever, chest pain, and trouble breathing). So if you believe this to be a side effect of the medication, it may be best to talk with your doctor about trying other treatment options with less risk involved.

You can also view a list of possible side effects here: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0011139/?report=details#side_effects

I hope this info helps!

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bratbaby Says:
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Thanks so much!

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smiley Says:
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Hi all. Im starting on methotrexate shortly but have to give up drinking why is it so severe on the liver and can i never drink
even3 units a week
smiley

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Rita Says:
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What have I gained weight if methotrexate is not a steroid

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aijaz ul haq Says:

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even our health is good --we shoudl not drink, it is bad anyway--also loosing money for nothing but trouble . stay away from drinking

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