having a cold and arthritis


I was diagnosed with RA in March and am on methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine. I'm currently bunged up with a cold and have noticed my 'problem' joints are feeling a bit achy. I'm just wanting reassurance that this is normal for someone with arthritis.



  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,599

    Check your temperature. I've always found that anything that raises mine, even slightly, sets off the RA.

    There are some nasty colds about. Stay warm and safe and drink plenty. I hope yours goes soon.

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  • janiebin
    janiebin Member Posts: 52

    Hi @JenHB

    I take the same as you and had the cold that is going round. The cold weather and having a cold does make me ache more. So look after yourself and I hope it goes soon.