Hi everybody. I've had to come off MTX because it damaged my lungs after two and a half months. The rheumatologist has now decided to put me on hydroxychloroquine (what's the abbreviation? I can't keep writing that all the time!) and I'm gonna do some internet research on the drug. However, as everybody is so good and helpful on this site I thought I'd try here first. Is anybody on it solely (ie not in combination with anything else?) and how effective has it been? Are there any serious side effects (I know about the retina damage). I'm actually feeling fine at the moment and haven't had an RA drug for nearly two months but the rheumy thought that was probably because the MTX was still doing its work. He said that he was helping me to find a 'friend' to fight the disease, which I thought was quite a good metaphor. Thanks in advance.