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Date: 13.12.2009
From: Angela

Subject: cough and cold

In the last two days I have got a heavy cold and a dry cough.
Does anyone know if I should stop taking mtx and sulfasalizine until it passes? Or should I see how it goes?
I am due to take my mtx tomorrow at 6pm, and at the moment have carried on taking the sulfa.
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Date: 14.12.2009
From: jill

Subject: Re: cough and cold

Hi Angela. all I know what I was told was, if the cough is bad, u shld go see the doc, to check your thyroat( i had tonsilitis and didnt know it) and was told i MUST come offf MTX at the time for a week, until it went....they dont like us to have a sore throat for some reason whilst taking MTX...... as a nasty sore throat can develeop...was told that a couple years ago tho...worth checking out......just for the record, when ever i feel like tht, cold etc, sore throat, I never take my enbrel or MTX....get well sooon xxxxx
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Date: 14.12.2009
From: Angela

Subject: Re: cough and cold

Thanks a lot for that Jill,I will carry on taking my mtx then.My throat is fine now but I will watch out.
Take Care
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