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Work In Hospital

I’m concerned about working in the hospital as a nurse on methotrexate. Plus, I also have an extremely low vitamin D level of 8. So I assume if I catch Covid or something like that my outcome could be really bad. Am I way off track and just freaking out. RA is brand new to me. Thanks for any advise.
Saundra

A myRAteam Member said:

Saundra take a look at RAWarrior, a very reliable comprehensive site about RA begun by a woman who has RA. Also PubMed (National Institutes of Health), American College of Rheumatology and many articles on this site. Learning about your disease can provide comfort and lead to better outcomes. Good luck!

posted 4 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I am also an RN with RA. I try & pray hard not to get in my head. The way we wear masks our entire shift, and wash my hands 18,000 times a day, I feel like I am somewhat safe. I did leave working ICU. I no longer take care of the "sickest" patients and I shouldn't be exposed to acute Covid. My D was low normal, but I require IV Iron transfusions for my Iron deficiency. I do get anemic with low red blood cells if my low iron isn't treated. I just started Methotrexate 3 weeks ago.....nervous but thankful to be on some sort of action plan. Hugs & prayers you get the answers you're seeking, and many prayers for your safety!!! I'd love to stay in touch. ❤️

posted 4 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I am up to 15mg Methotrexate (titrating up slowly), Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 200mg twice a day, plus Relafen 1,000 NSAID for all the swelling, stiffness, and pain. Plus currently on a steroid (Prednisone) taper. Guess my immune system might not be too hot right now. But, my symptoms began WAY before my Covid vaccinations, although my official diagnosis came afterwards.....but it took 9 months to get into a Rheumatologist. Plus mine is Seronegative so it was very hard to diagnose, I'd say it started about 2.5-3 years ago. Before that it seemed like just my Osteoarthritis & Fibromyalgia.

posted 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have been taking Rituximab infusions along with plaquenil. My RA specialist wanted me to stay away from any groups of people while Covid is prevalent. He said if I got Covid with being immunocomprised, my outcome would probably not be good!
He also started giving me Evusheld antibody injections (TRIAL) just to help me if I would happen to contact Covid.
Good luck to all of you!

posted 4 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Has there been anything out in peer reviewed articles about the Covid vaccine causing RA or even flairs? Just wondering because I had no issues prior to the vaccine.

posted 4 months ago
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