I saw a dr on Friday - a 4 week check up (which was actually seven weeks by the time the appointment came through!) after hospital stay in early December for pneumonia and pleurisy. Dr said xray was clear but it was obvioulsy taking me a long time to recover due to underlying health issues. He was concerned that I have a cough still. I explained how my breathing is bad in the morning and if I talk a lot and that in all honesty I am concerned about whether or not RA is moving to my lungs. He said that yes it was a concern but the xrays were clear, but later in the conversation he went on to say that an xray would not show if RA was in the lungs ie if there was any scarring etc. he took a blood test and told me when I get the results I can go back on my mtx. In the back of my mind I am really worried about the possibility of RA now being in my lungs. Does anyone know (ie have they been down this path) how one goes about finding out: MRI or such? Maybe I'm just being a hypochondriac but I feel so poorly and can see that slippery slope in sight again and I really don't want to go there again!!!! I am also well aware that I'm being a pain to live with - very snappy.