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Methotrexate

Methotrexate

Im having trouble getting rid of a UTI. I had a steroid injection for an RA flare around the time of the first antibiotic. Im trying a stronger antibiotic now. Shoukd i skip my next dose of Methotrexate on Tuesday?? Ive been on it for a year now and have never skipped it. Im worried my uti will turn into a kidney infection. But im also still in an RA flare. Any advice??

A myRAteam Member said:

I called today and they definitely want me to skip the mtx this week and not resume until I have a test indicating the infection is gone. I guess we are immunocompromised being on the methotrexate (and steroids too), so it's more important to get rid of the infection, or it may never get resolved or get worse. Too bad since I'm also in an RA flare, but I really don't want to end up in the hospital with a kidney infection. Thanks for the advice all.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have one UTI right after another...so you are not alone.This disease had attacked my heart sack and my lungs...and have to watch my kidneys closely and my liver. Have had some degree of lower functions, in my kidneys and liver. And I live with chronic pain 24/7.
God Bless You...you will be in my prayers!
Matilda Ann Ford

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Never skip any meds you doctor has told ya to take the war in your body needs them always talk to them

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yeah I'm not sure I was never told to skip I'd ask the doctor

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I would ask the doc about that one....just to be safe. Sorry about the UTI. :(

posted over 3 years ago
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