Just to let you know that I saw my Rheumy last Thursday. Apparently I have Methotrexate Pneumonitis which has caused the lung inflammation so I am off MTX permanently. He is also referring me to the Chest consultant at the N & N Hospital, Norwich for lung function tests and for the chest consultant to confirm his diagnosis and treatment. So I am on 40 mcg of Prednisolone daily to stop the breathlessness and I should feel better in about 2 weeks.
Don't know what they will put in the place of the MTX although I still have my Enbrel injection. Also had blood tests yesterday and an asthma check today and the Practice Nurse also did a lung function test which is normal for both the large and small airways so she has given me a copy to take to the hospital when I go so the chest man can do a comparison.
Am beginning not to be quite so breathless so the steroids are working. Apparently that is the standard treatment. Trying not to rush about too much as that sets it off as well but did go upstairs this afternoon without being breathless at the top so an improvement definitely. Feeling a bit more optimistic now.