I have been off MTX since March due to chest infections one of which needed hospital admission and intravenous antibiotics. I have since had a CT scan on my lungs to see if my bronchiectasis which I have had since a child ( damage done through whooping cough ) has got any worse. Although there is a very small change in my lung condition the Chest consultant has recommended I do not resume taking MTX. I have an urgent appointment with my Rheumy next week as I am now beginning to flare in various joints to see what medication I can now take. I was thinking perhaps hydroxy but I have suspect glaucoma in one eye and at risk in the other so am worried that this medication will not suit me either. Does anyone have any suggestions of anything else that does not affect either lungs or eyes that I may be able to take as I am getting quite desperate with all the pain in my joints coming back.