Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for taking the time and effort to reply.
I'm at a funeral today so whilst stays at my daughters in fleet (I live in Huntingdon) I took my first dose yesterday as I have my girlfriends fathers funeral at 3 today in Cambridge. Thank god I did. Took the tabs then half an hour later fell into a horrible "drug induced" sleep. Have been sick half the night, got flu like symptoms everywhere that feel like morphine withdrawal. Joints hurt. After initial sleep, no sleep all night even with a high pow sleeping tab which is to help me sleep while I wean off benzodiazepines. Feeling cold in a warm room wheras having been on pred for 18 years I'm used to being hot all the time. I'm on hydrocortisone now as my adrenals are shot. HC far better. At a lower dose 20-30mg. It's was after this change that the illness came about. If I have to tolerate that every week. My relationship with methotrxate will be a short one and I'll go onto azathioprine which I know I can use.