I am taking it for psoriatic arthritis I also have Diastolic Heart failure, asthma, and hypothyroidism.
Kat1269; Sounds like your okay to start your Methotrexate. Here are a copy and paste of what I found.( The warmth of the broth can help loosen mucus and relieve congestion caused by a cold. Warm soups and beverages may also bring relief to a sore throat. ... If you take methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis or corticosteroids for any reason, do not take echinacea, an herb that is a popular homeopathic remedy for colds)))) PLEASE NOTICE THAT stays AWAY FROM THE NATURAL THINGS LISTED ON THE LINE ABOVE THIS THEY ARE NATURAL TEAS echinacea or any Herb teas. from naturalpathic places. other than that you should be food to go. happy new year.
A cold is not an infection. If you get an infection ask your healthcare provider what you should do. I generally skip a week or two because I have been taking MTX since 1976! I have had a few infections and pneumonia.
BTW: Start using a saline spray for your sinuses. Until I did, I got a few nasal infections per year from scratching with my handkerchief, etc. So,keep your fingers and hands away from your nose when on MTX ... and ... be cautious when in crowds or places with low air circulation (airplanes). I have found those to be "good" environments to catch something.
- Methotrexate Information for Consumers
- Methotrexate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methotrexate (detailed)
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