Recovering from relapse - 500mg methylprednisolone for 5 days 2 weeks ago. Contracted a norovirus early hrs on Sat had to have fluids IV/anti spasm/paracetamol in A&E. My plegridy injection due now (fortnightly) been using since Oct last year. Shall I inject now?
I suspect you will receive my response too late to help you this time around. The answer, if this happens again, depends a great deal on how you are feeling and whether or not you usually experience significant flu like side effects with Plegridy injections (or any interferon injection).
If you are feeling really sick and feverish from a viral infection, I usually recommend skipping your Plegridy injection until you are feeling better in a few days. If you have a mild viral syndrome and normally experience few if any side effects from Plegridy, I usually recommend taking your injection to stay on schedule.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego