Cathy, I hope it's not the mtx causing the breathing problems. I agree with Barb though that if this continues or gets worse you should get checked out to make sure everything is okay.
It could be something as simple as humidity or possibly panicking and worrying might make it harder to catch your breath, but I'd rather error on the side of safety, especially since you started a new med. Getting checked out might ease you mind too and help you be more comfortable taking the mtx.
Just so you know, you are not losing your mind. A lot of these meds we take can be hard on your body and I think it's pretty normal to be nervous when trying a new one, especially after reading the lovely scare sheets that come along with them.
Hang in there and I hope things improve for you soon.
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