I have been diagnosed with chronic bronchial sepsis for the past couple of years due to frequent, hard to shake off, chest infections, usually caused by haemophilus influenzae (hence I am regarded as being colonised by that bacteria.) The scan I had didn't show permanent damage, hence not called bronchiectasis, despite having the same symptoms.
Although I have been prone to chest infections on and off for many years, I feel they have become much worse and more frequent, since being on Methotrexate. I have emergency supplies of antibiotics at home so I can manage the attacks myself but this last one started in the lovely weather at the end of September and I am now I am into my 5th week of antibiotics, hopefully to shake it off.
I then have low level, prophylactic antibiotics to start for the winter months.
Can anyone tell me - advice seems to be conflicting:- should I stop taking Methotrexate whilst taking the emergency antibiotics? Is there any point to this as it takes up to three months to work in the first place, therefore, I presume, a similar time to decline in effectiveness?