I was diagnosed with RA January 2012 and was put immediately on 15 mg Meloxicam (NSAID). I started MTX at the end of that month (10 mg). My condition steadily worsened even as my MTX was increased up to 25mg by June 2012. Over that summer I started taking high doses of fish oil and Vitamin D. In late August 2012, I started Humira and found my RA begin to get under control shortly thereafter. In January 2013, I went gluten free and added back red meat to my diet (had avoided it for more than 12 years). By February/March, I was following a "primal/paleo" diet (For me this meant no grains, no legumes, limited sugar and dairy). I was able to remove the Meloxicam and gradually reduce the MTX to 5mg. I felt amazing until October/November when a combination of stress, lack of sleep and drop off from my regular exercise routine (in my opinion) led to a flare, which I still have. I am currently on a strict Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, which I think is starting to help - though under the advice of my rheumy, I've also doubled my MTX to 20mg.