Covid antivirals

Hi , some of you may have seen my post a few days ago where I tested positive for covid just a week after starting methotrexate. Well today I got a call from the antiviral team and have been prescribed paxlovid. I'm hoping it will help without any of the possible side effects of diarrhoea and vomiting 🤢.

Still feeling a bit crap. Aching, feeling like my head is going to explode and I've swallowed razors. Joy!!!

Hope everyone else is doing good and thank you for the replies 😊


  • PeterJ
    PeterJ Administrator Posts: 850

    Hello @Caroline15 have you read the Covid guidance on our website?

    Vaccines for COVID-19 – your questions answered (

    Hopefully some answers there

    Best wishes


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  • Caroline15
    Caroline15 Member Posts: 15

    Thank you for this information. I have had all the vaccinations that I was offered so far. I started the methotrexate recently so not before the 1st or 2nd

    I'm due to receive the antiviral paxlovid tomorrow and when I'm able to I will take up the offer of the autumn booster


  • JenHB
    JenHB Member Posts: 130

    I started methotrexate in March, got covid end of May and was also given paxlovid. I fortunately avoided the side effects mentioned. Warning - the tablets are very big! The week after when I went back to work I did shorter hours for that week as by about 3pm as I was worn out. Hope the antivirals help you

  • Caroline15
    Caroline15 Member Posts: 15

    Thank you. That's good to know. My paxlovid arrived this morning so I've taken the first dose and you're right. They are quite big . I hope you've made a full recovery with no lasting effects.