Hi, I'm on full dose of MTX and have been for nearly three months now. However, recently I've developed a tickly dry cough and I'm getting breathless in situations that I didn't before. I've also had flu symptoms for about the last four days and am taking dispersible aspirin every five or six hours so that I can function. I've contacted my rheumatology nurse and doctor but nobody has got back to me yet as I suppose they're busy after the break. Unfortunately, today is my MTX day and I'm not sure whether to take them as I was told that if I develop a cough and get unusually out of breath I should stop taking the drug. However, it's hard to know whether these things are just because of general illnesses going around or are connected to MTX. Any advice?