Just a little update. I had my first infection and completed a course of antibiotics last tuesday. 2 days later I had a flare and had been of work since last friday. Went back today.
I had to stop cimzia and I managed to take the antibioctics either side of mtx - I was hoping to cheat a bit and not trigger a flare. Well I flared last thursday, multiple joints, had restricted mobility and had to have an 120mg depo injection last friday.
Still recovering from flare as I have had a dull ache in knees and wrists, which has improved daily.
Had my flu jab on wednesday and now have a sore arm, which itches and is producing heat at the injection site. But it did not hurt.
Although I can now stand upright now, repititive tasks cause discomfort, so walking up & down, walking to far or typing hurts the joints involved. So I am recovering but slowly. The depo took away the severity of the joint pain, and I guess the cold is playing its part also!
The only problem is the rest of my household are now showing signs of the infection, so I am hoping not to get reinfected.
Hope you are all well
Look after yourselves