Hi everyone! I've been silently reading many posts here for a month or so, and now I'm ready to pop in and introduce myself, and also ask a question while I'm at it. First of all, thank you for building this community. It's so reassuring to know there are people out there who really do know exactly how you feel.
I'm still in the process of actually being labeled with a concrete diagnosis. My symptoms seem to encompass rheumatoid, psoriatic, juvenile arthritis, spondylitis, so the rheumy and I are working on that. Good thing is that all of the above get more or less the same medication prescribed, so for the first time in years of having this, I'm actually taking something to help it not get worse.
Here's the question: I've been on metoject for about a month now, and just last week I had a checkup to correct the dosage. At that time my rheumy warned me to not take metoject if I fall ill at any point, and with that we parted till June. All of today I've been feeling chilly, nose is runny, and looks like I have a common cold coming on. My next injection is due tomorrow, and I'm wondering where the line of "falling ill" lies - when is it okay to continue with the medication, and when do you know that it's time to hold back?