I know MTX can cause trouble with lungs so just wanted to ask anyone with experience with this how does it present? I started back on MTX a couple of months ago as a side drug to my Infliximab treatment. Within hours of taking my second dose I had an allergic reaction just like hayfever - sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose. Over the last few weeks these attacks keep recurring at random. I told the nurse overseeing my 'mab treatment and she said it was hayfever even though I have never had it before and it is still going on long after the grass has seeded! At the same time my breathing has got worse. I keep a ventolin on me as I occasionally get wheezy but I'm talking about needing it ten times a year max, now I'm taking it several times a day. My lungs are very noisy too and my ribs have started to feel sore.. This has only been going on since starting the MTX. I'm not really coughing at all.
At the same time I feel sick, severely depressed and exhausted ALL the time. I only take 5mg but I'm wondering if all these awful symptoms are the MTX. I'm loathe to stop taking it as it is supposed to stop you becoming allergic to the Infliximab. Rheumy said a while back I could go on Sulpha instead but that lists allergic symptoms as a major side effect (I always get side effects!) and I'm not seeing him til January.
ETA Have an appoinment with a GP next week but not one I have ever seen, never see the same one twice!