Thank you for your replies about methotrexate. I saw the consultant and now have a script for it. I know I am very depressed at the moment which has probably been bubbling under for a while now. I had had a good spell in the summer, and then a friends son died, I had an awful stomach bug and my symptoms flared up. also I think being ill with something else for two weeks for something else and then more symptoms of RA was too much. everything has come down like a house of cards. I am already on an antidepressant but I have talked to the Dr about seeing a psychologist. I just feel all over the place like i'm on autopilot, so many emotions its like being on a rollercoaster. Sad one minute, angry, in a daze, my brain feels like it is in a fog. Thankyou for listening.