The 'fun' continues. We have moved house, it's great, wonderful, couldn't be more chuffed!
Prior to moving I was told that my CCG would not provide me with enough Humira to tide me over the period of awaiting an appointment with new rheumy / new application for the drug. Well, this area has notoriously busy GPs but they duly requested an urgent rheumy appointment at the local hospital & that has now come through for 4th October. Again, not too bad .... I've got one Humira injection left and with a bit of luck shouldn't miss more than a dose or two at most. So far, so good.
Then one of the workmen who we've been working alongside in this house on & off for a month or so was diagnosed with TB. I would imagine that this is a dire bit of news for him & his family (who also have the diagnosis). Again the wheels turned pretty efficiently & I was contacted by the TB team nurse and should begin the screening process - chest x-ray & bloodtest, then more tests 6 weeks later - next week or the week after. My husband has early COPD so will probably need the whole caboodle too, to be decided.
It's harder to catch TB than it is to catch a cough or cold & I don't get many of them at all. And although this workman's work was pretty good, I wasn't in the habit of hugging or kissing him. But we were in an enclosed space for some time & he was coughing a lot. I'm not worried, just .... well .... I mean, erm ....
So has anybody on biologics / Mtx knowingly been exposed to TB? Or know anything about it?