Just wondering if anyone has got any advise for me.
I've been on cimzia for 8 months, it's working very well on my RA, just a few painful joints and no morning stiffness or flares which is great.
I know it reduces your immune system but I've been so unwell lately, catching one thing after another. Seven weeks ago I caught the flu and was extremely weak and unwell for weeks, then I got laryngitis and a bad throat infection. I had to go on antibiotics for 10 days. I eventually felt better. However after a week of feeling well it's started again, very sore throat and generally feeling unwell again. I really don't want to go back on antibiotics as I have to miss my injections then I feel the awful pain returning, I don't want to mess up my routine of injecting either in case it doesn't work as well as it has been before.
Is there anything I could do to improve my immunity? I do take vitamins and have a good diet. It is worrying because when I was unwell before I started biologics it cleared quite quickly but now it takes me ages to get better. I would appreciate any advise anyone has. I've just returned to work ( new job) after having a little break and really don't want to any time off.