I am new to lupus (currently on 20mg prednisilone and 400mg hydroxy), so I hope people don't mind me asking some elementary questions.
I've just come down with phlebitis in one leg - it's very painful. Started on flucloxicillin by my GP yesterday, but it's worse today.
So are there any "normal" ways of managing infections when you are on immune suppressants?
- do you expect infections to be more severe or require more medication?
- are steroids and immune suppressants continued as normal?
- are there things I should be on the lookout for?
I'll be speaking with my Rheumy helpline tomorrow so it'll be interesting to hear their thoughts....