Hi all. I started sulfasalazine in mid March (1g/day) and started methotrexate 10 July (started 10mg, tapering up to target of 20mg) due to a flare.
Currently on 30mg prednisilone tapering down to 20 > 10 > 0.
I'm travelling this Friday and went to my GP who is aware of the above and advised to get vaccinated as I'm at a risk, travelling South East Asia.
So got vaccinated and the nurse agreed and said she would have insisted on me being vaccinated.
Vaccine 1 - Hepatyrix injection
Main use: Prevention of hepatitis A and typhoid
Active ingredient: Inactivated hepatitis A virus and Vi polysaccharide of Salmonella typhi bacteria
Vaccine 2 - Revaxis injection
Main use: Booster vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and polio
I'm so worried after reading about the possibility of another flare due to the immune response! And angry my GP/nurse didn't mention this!
Usually take 3 weeks to recover from a flare but I still have a puffed knee and painful feet, and a flu!
Question I have is, did I do the right thing or not?
And is the flu because of my body getting used to the mtx or the vaccines. Any advice would be appreciated!