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Methotrxate makes cold last longer??

12 Nov

I can usually dodge a cold, and have for the past two years, but this year, not so lucky. I went to work last Friday and overheard several colleagues saying they had colds and that the flu was going around their department. “great” I thought, since I was contract in this building for the day, I prayed that I would not get a cold. I don’t like to advertise that my immune system is lowered by a medication I have to take everyweek, but it is true. And then, 5 minutes later, I hear……SNEEEEEZE! A co-worker walks right by me, doesn’t even effectively cover their face and sneezes. That moment, I knew I had just inhaled cold bugs. DARN!!! I was so angry! How can people be so clueless??? Cover your nose! I wanted to scream. But instead, I just smiled and told them I hope you are not getting sick. UUGH!! So next day day, sore throat, then sneezing. But this has been going on for over 1 week now, no change. I have sweats, fever, sneezing, stuffy head. Thsi cold just seems to have a tight grip on me. I hope, I hope, I hope it goes away soon. I pray that I do NOT relapse. It seems in the past , stress or infection, or foods can trigger relapse. My food intake is doing well. Staying away from wheat, but I went to Spain with my mom for 2 weeks and I started to eat dairy products because soymilk was dificult to find and hard to keep when changing hotels every 2 days in different cities. I had a great time! I didn’t even have a relapse with all the stress of time zone changes, fatigue of 14 hour flights, strange food intake, moving heavy luggage around on and of trains and into various hotels (my mom has incredible energy for her age!!) I do have a small idea that this cold my be also a result of poor endurance coupled with the sneezing colleague. Does anybody else experience colds that last longer than usual, or other immune ailments that just don’t go away as fast as they should while on methotrexate?? Just wondering…

 

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