Some advice please. Due to take my methotrexate today but had to go to docs with suspected shingles. Diagnosis was confirmed and have started on antivirals so hoping disease will not develop. This is the 3rd. time I have had shingles over the last few years and guess it is due to the fact that I am immunosuppressed due to rituximab.
Know not to take metho when on antibiotics, but does the same apply to antivirals? GP didn't know! So hoping the antivirals work like last time 'cos the first time suffered for months. Please advise if you have experienced this issue. Thanks.
Also, does anyone know if I could get the shingles injection given my medication. Am only 64 so would probably have to pay as only give it if you are over 70. Read on line this evening people with RA are twice as likely to develop shingles, maybe due to immunosuppression caused by various medications.
Thanks for help.