Towards the end of last year I caught a very bad cold - worst for many years. I went for my regular blood test and next morning had a phone call from rheumatologist. My liver function had become deranged (his word not mine) and I must stop all RA drugs (methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, and folic acid) and they had cancelled my Abatacept infusion the following week. I had to have blood tests every few days and quite quickly my results were back to normal. BUT he wanted me to stay off all drugs for a total of 8 weeks to give my liver time to recover. He did give me a hefty depo injection to get me over Christmas.
I have another 2 weeks drug free and am not doing too well at the moment. Has anybody else had a break like this and roughly how long did it take for drugs to kick back in. I am particularly concerned as 8 weeks time we are going on a big holiday - fly to San Francisco, 15 day cruise to Hawaiin islands and back for 4 days sightseeing in San Francisco. I really want to feel better than I do now!
Sorry to have rambled on but I am feeling very low at the moment and am really looking for some reassurance.