This is my first post. Its been great reading other posts as I have learnt so much from them.
I was diagnosed with RA in 2002 and have been on 20mg MTX since than. It works with a little hit and miss at times. My major concern at the moment is that I have got really bad case of short breath. I didnt know that this was due to MTX but while walking with a friend, he turned around and said to me that I sound like someone with asthma! Its embarrassing and since than I try not to walk with others. Asked my GP and he says it would be due to MTX. Asked my rheume about this 2 months ago n he referred me for a chest exam...cant remember what its called now Anyways havent heard anything from them since. Should I call them?
To be honest, last month I tried reducing the amount of MTX tabs to four instead of my usual 8 n also every 2nd day i was in severe pain. There were days when I could barely walk. i know it was stupid but I dont want to have this continued breathing problem. I was hoping that once I am off MTX my normal breathing would return. Should I just resign myself to accepting that it wont?
Has anyone had similar problems? Has it improved? What can be done to improve this?