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Methotrexate and Vaccinations

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#1 Crissy



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Posted 22 August 2008 - 06:23 AM

Hello everyone!

My mom just started taking Methotrexate last week. Tonight will be her second dose of 10mg.

My son and I (for college) just got MMR (measles, mumps, ruebella) shots yesterday, and the doctors are recommending that my mom have NO CONTACT with either of us for 1-2 weeks. My son's ped doctor said 7 days, and mom's rheumatologist said 14 days.

Have any of you ever had to stay away from family members due to this kind of situation?



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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:02 AM

Your doctor gave good advice. MMR is a live virus, so it can be transmitted during the first 2 weeks. With your mom being on the Methotrexate, it will lower her ability to fight off infection, germs, diseases etc. So that is the reason why.
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:04 AM

Hi Crissy!

Did the doctors give reasons why you should stay away from your mom? Is it because after getting immunized there's a possibility of passing on your symptoms, like fever or temperature, to your mom? I'm curious. After my stem cell transplant, I had to get re-immunized with all my immunization shots. None of my doctors mentioned anything like staying away from certain people. Should be interesting to hear from others familiar with this.


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