I just wanted to say that I've found different opinions about taking antibiotics with methotrexate rather confusing. I've been taking mtx for about eight years and had never stopped it if I had an antibiotic. But several people have been quite categorical about this, so I delayed my mtx this week until I could get to see my GP. She had never heard about this as an issue, but promised to look into it.
I think also that we should try not to be too put off by the small print on drugs we take. Its important to look, but not to worry too much because the reactions only affect a very small part of the population in clinical trials. And the benefits are huge - taking anti-tnf + methotrexate has given me my life back to quite a large extent. I don't need painkillers which has to be a good thing.
I'm not sure whether it'd be helpful to share what my GP (in Scotland) says about mtx + antibiotic and whether there are specific antibiotics to avoid as I think someone said on this site recently. I'll be guided by your reactions.