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I work for NHS and have been working from homensince March shielding. I am due to have the vaccine this evening. Just wondered whether anyone else has had it who is on Imraldi?
Welcome to the online Community it's lovely to meet you.
You are about to have the COVID-19 Vaccine this evening and are taking Imraldi.
Hopefully someone will be along to tell you their experience soon but in the mean time there is plenty of information about the vaccine here:
Very best of luck and please do let us know how you get on people will be very, very interested
I've not had it yet nor am I on Imraldi
I am very interested to see how you got/get on though @Gemma09
I’ve not heard anything yet, I had a rough reaction to imraldi and had to swop out to an alternative so I’m hoping a similar carrier isn’t used in the vaccine.
Does anyone know whether the vaccine will interact with Methotrexate. I take six tablets every Friday and folic acid tablets the days I don't. I would like to have the vaccine but I am worried about the side effects.
Well I had the my first dose and I had no reaction what so ever. I spent 2 days feeling a bit groggy but nothing different to any other jab really.
I gave myself a mild panic attack after id had it and was sitting in the observation area. Thinking oh my god what if I have a reaction, but I was fine.
I had my first vaccine on 23rd December and just had a sore arm for two days, I am on Sulfasalazine.
Looking good so far folks. Well done I am waiting to be called
Well done to all those who have had the vaccine so far. I am waiting to be called to have mine but as soon as I hear I won't hesitate to get it done. The more of us that have the vaccine the sooner this horrid life threatening virus will be a thing of the past and some form of normality will return to us all.
Stay safe everyone.
Friends of mine who are 82 and 92, whom I refer to as my surrogate parents, have turned down having the vaccine! I tried to talk them around but ......!
Thanks to Gemma09 and Jensecy. At least we now know that something is happening somewhere so presumably, when our turn comes round, we can all have it. Very useful and heartening info.
Hi - I had my first Pfizer vaccine on Sunday. Like you I’m on methotrexate- 8 tablets every Friday. I was told to continue as normal. My arm hurt a bit, and been a bit tired but no worse than flu jab!
Please excuse the interruption @Kazza52 , but I just want to welcome L3ytongirl to the Online Community and thank her for already supporting someone.
If you feel comfortable do please tell us a little more about yourself and join in wherever you want to L3ytongirl.
Thanks! I was diagnosed in late 2018 with Psoriatic Arthritis. I was prescribed methotrexate and while it does have side effects it has had a positive impact. I am not taking any painkillers. I’m sure my experience will be similar to many of you. I didn’t even know PSA was a thing until I got it. My psoriasis doesn’t look like the common image. I though the scalp psoriasis was dandruff. All the symptoms seemed unconnected.
My aunt had RA so there may be a genetic factor. I’m sure stress hasn’t helped! I cut alcohol out completely when I started the methotrexate and I think that has had a very positive impact on stress and anxiety. I’ve never been good with dairy and soy so I keep those to a minimum. I follow a pescatarian diet. Bread and Coffee my vice!
I don’t exercise enough. Compounded by shielding. I’ve signed up for the exercise videos. Plan to start in February- January is always to gloomy!
most importantly I try and stay positive!
We have quite a few members who have Psoriatic Arthritis @L3ytongirl it is more common than people realise I agree.
Here's a link to a recent thread:
It sounds as though (excluding the exercise!) you are very sensible cutting out alcohol for instance.
It's good to hear that Methotrexate (MTX) is really helping you. People new to it very often fear the side effects so your story will reassure many.
I'll leave you now to join in wherever you like.
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