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Methotrexate and the bugs

October last year I developed a sore throat followed a week later by a cough and ended up coughing up blood and getting pneumonia
The doctor told me to stop taking my Methotrexate and with treatment and time I recovered
Looking at possibly development with regards to the Flue coming from China should I stopped taking it again prior to catching the virus
I’m on 7.5 mags a week


  • kare47kare47 Posts: 11
    edited 26. Feb 2020, 18:47
    Hi I’m on 20 mg s aweek unless your a high risk of coming in contact with someone who has it or been to country affected I would stay on methotrexate as I’m sure it leaves your body a lot quicker than it takes to get into your system
  • kare47kare47 Posts: 11
    edited 26. Feb 2020, 18:46
    If you have concerns speak to Rheumatolgy or your gp
  • Hi I’m on 20mgs off methotrexate have been for 4 years now,get a lot of chest infections but apart from that it’s been a good drug for me,also on Toxilimunumb and have RA
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