Does anyone have experience of taking the oral form of the live typhoid vaccine (vivotif tablets) whilst on methotrexate ? I was prescribed this recently by our surgery because they were out of stock of typhoid jabs and we are going to Egypt at the end of May. I took the medication a week and half ago and basically my RA seems to have flared up since. It feels as though my medication isn't working, both my feet and hands are bad and I feel slightly unwell whereas usually it is the occasional finger or toe joint that gives me trouble. I've been on methotrexate injections and plaquenil for nearly 3 years now.
I have since done some research myself and don't think I ought to have been prescribed it in the first place although blame myself partly for not reading up before swallowing the tablets. Does anyone have any information please? I would be grateful as am on the verge of phoning the consultant and asking for an urgent appointment to see if a kenalog injection might help. Thank you.