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Date: 28.08.2009
From: Brenda

Subject: Starting a fever !!

I have a a fever od 37.5 and it bank holiday weekend, and i just started taking MTX on monday any advise
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: sharon

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

you should have a phone number in the back of your methatroxate book for rheumy nurse its 24hr number ring that leave a message and they will ring u back if nobody answers usually pretty quick to get back in touch with you i done it, if its pontefract hosp i got rheumy number if you havent let me now take care lol
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: Brenda

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

Ok thanks I have a look
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: Brenda

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

Thank you I have left a message.. Figures this would happen on bank holiday weekend..
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: sharon

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

if theres no number try ringing your gp they will definitely have a doc on call you could talk to them over phone for advice let me know how u get on hope u get sorted out lol
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: sharon

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

its the norm things always happen when you least expect them if you really worried ring gp like i said it wont hurt just to put your mind at rest you only want advice not home visit could be nothing but best to find out hows the dizziness you had has it passed
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: Brenda

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

True.. thanks so much for your help...
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: val h :-)

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

hi hope u get sorted. i would not have known that about phone no they r a great bunch on here :-)
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: Brenda

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

Yes they are.. I had no clue about the number eather.. In the day time I would have called my GP.
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: sharon

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

hi val i only now about number because rheumy nurse drummed it in to me at first appointment hope she gets sorted crap when things happen on anight hope u ok i having a good week so far no pain just a few aches so making the most and trying to catch up on a few jobs round house while it lasts lol :0)
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: val h :-)

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

try not to over do it i did last weekend lol and paid for it this week. do not think this damp helps just having glass of wine lovely. pain tabs will have to wait lol. brenda stay strong u have us all to give((( hugs )))to u
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: Lynne

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

Hi Sharon that was good advice. Well done you xxxx
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: sharon

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

thanks good to be able to help we all need a friend some times sleep well all no silly oclocks for anybody i hope lol :0)
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: Lynne

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

You too sweetie well done you xxx
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Date: 28.08.2009
From: Lynne

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

You too sweetie well done you xxx
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Date: 29.08.2009
From: val h :-)

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

hi think the wine did the trick slept through till this morning :-) . brenda hope things better today for u
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Date: 29.08.2009
From: jill

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

Im was told anytime that I get a sore thorat I MUST stop MTX and c a doc, as there is a nasty throat infection that can really make ya sick! if I had a fever, I wld NOT take Brenda until I was over the fever, a few days later wont make any difference, take it once ya better...get well soon x
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Date: 30.08.2009
From: Brenda

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

Hi
I won't take my meds untill my fever gone, or untill I see my GP. I woke up in the middle of the night coughing and i strange feeling in my chest, It reminds me of a chest infection... I this reminds me what happen when i was taking saz. and if thats the case, i wont be on this meds for long.. we have to see what the GP saids today, after I called the out of ours number.
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Date: 30.08.2009
From: val h :-)

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

brenda glad u got hold of a gp fingers crossed he sorts out that temp of yours take care enjoy the day looks lovely out here
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Date: 30.08.2009
From: Kirsty

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

Hope you feel better soon Brenda.
Let us know how you get on :]
Lots of love xxxx
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Date: 30.08.2009
From: lynne

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

Hi Brenda how did you get on with the docs. jill is right about not taking your meds if you suspect you have any kind of infection. its advice the specialist give us for all our immune suppressant drugs. you can go back on them when the infection clears. it does not mean your meds are not working. they take about two months or so for them to fully get in your system so your doc prob wont change them just yet as they haven't had a chance to work yet. hope your feeling better soon. xxxxxx
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Date: 30.08.2009
From: val h :-)

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

brenda how u doing ,what did doc say .
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Date: 30.08.2009
From: Brenda

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

I have to stop taking the meds... waiting for my blood to come back... it might be effecting my lungs...
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Date: 30.08.2009
From: val h :-)

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

shame what next if it is did u ask what u got to keep u going until bloods come back
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Date: 30.08.2009
From: Brenda

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

No I did not ask, today is my hiusband birthday, and they wanted me to go to the hospital, and i just did not wanted to go, I told the GP, that i will be ok, coz there is nothing they can do anyway today? but i said if i felt worst I would go to the A & E . but i am ok, I just got some warning sign..I have to wait till Tuesday to see whats next.. but I had a glass of wine so I will not take pain meds now...
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Date: 31.08.2009
From: val h :-)

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

glad u enjoyed your glass of wine hope oh had good birthday
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Date: 31.08.2009
From: jill

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

Brebda, sorry for asking a stooopid question, but if this is affeting your lucgs, Y wouldnt u go into Hospital, of course they wld have sorted things out for u, they have skeleton staff on, but if ya lungs are affected they wldnt NOT help u....also(sorry to be inquisitive here) Y do u want to drink alchol with a chest infection? dont get it sorry.... and if ya on MTX and know Not to drink, Y ask us lot lol.... U know the right thing to do...hope ya getting better, let us know wot blooods results said x
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Date: 31.08.2009
From: Brenda

Subject: Re: Starting a fever !!

I hate hospitals, and it was sunday my hubbys birthday , we had people over, and I know I am allow 2 units, so I went over a bit, not much tho.. I am fed up if these meds are the cause of this , which I think so.. i am stopping themI had this problem with my other meds and when i had a chest infection from it,they did not do a thing.. if my heath is going to be effected by this , enough..

I wanted to toast my hubby birthday with everyone else... and I am strating to feel let down by the NICE .. in scotland I would be on different meds.. so I am fed up, that we are used for ginny pigs.. why not used meds that work and not cause such health problems...

I wont be drinking another glass of wine in a long while, but I was told to stop the MTX and I hope i dont have to go back on them, caz I will say NO !!!
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