I have cANCA positive GPA and had two rituximab infusions in January 2016 after which I had a fab spring with long forgotten levels of energy.
I take 5mg prednisolon daily and once a week 7.5 mg Methotrexate.
Sadly, I started to have a string of virus infections in May and June which took their toll but I ultimately got back on my feet after a couple of days rest each time.
However, in mid July I picked up a bacterial infection with strep throat and fever and 10 days of antibiotics and this time, I don't seem to get better. The throat is fine again, the fever is gone, but I am still exhausted after the slightest bit of work, like emptying the dishwasher or simply walking upstairs.
My blood tests are ok again, my lung function is ok, heart rate is steady.
I am due for the next two rituximab infusions at the end of August, that's barely three weeks time. I am nervous that they will make it all worse, e.g. long weeks of exhaustion etc.
Has anybody experienced strep throat and sluggish recovery? Any suggestions about the upcoming rituximab treatment so soon after?