With the spread of Coronovirus into Europe, I’ve started to think more seriously about what if... (I am a worrier).
I have RA and take Hydroxychloroquine to suppress my immune system. As a result I find it more difficult to fight off the usual viruses etc and they often persist. I also have a young child in school, so we get a lot! If it takes hold in the UK, I’m wondering whether to stop taking my RA medication as a precaution.
Does anyone know / can anyone point me in the right direction to find out:
- How long would it take to get out of my system (e.g. 3 months+ to start working, same to stop?)
- Can the medication be stopped and restarted and be effective once more (I’ve heard this can’t be done with Methotrexate)
Many thanks in advance