A year ago I was doing really well on 15mg Mex but still getting a lot of pain so rheumy decided to increase dose to 20mg injection....and never been right since. I started having chest pain and bouts of breathlessness so GP said to come off Mex. Xrays were clear. Rheumy restarted Mex after 2 months at 15mg and after a week got thrown into a belter of a chest infection that needed two lots of antibiotics to clear. Seriously thought I was going to and wanted to die! Waited a month once chest clear and rheumy started me ...again...on 12.5mg of Mex....and I really didn't want to have it but she totally insisted. And you can guess what happened...... Now, after another two month stint of not taking Mex ( and RA IS getting much worse so I do need a DMARD), I'm on 10mg Mex - have had just one injection and four days later, have yet another crappy chest infection that is needing antibiotics. GP and Rheumy in contact with each other - GP wants me to stop Mex for good but Rheumy is insisting I get chest clear and recommence it....apparently she really likes her patients being on Methotrexate.
I've tried sulsaphazine and hydro-whatsit in the past but had very bad side effects and Mex is the only thing I've been able to tolerate.
Anyone else had this experience of chest infections with Mex. I'm sooooo fed up
Thanks peeps ...hope you're all well xxx