I take metho 2.5mg weekly and 5 mg folic weekly and hydrox 200 mg twice a day, been taking for over a year now but although it helps with some of the pain. I have to have steroid injections in my back and shoulder, and reoccurring bursitis in my hips which is so painful. I appear to have gradually lost weight and down to a size 8 in clothes but was a size 12. Is this due to the medication or not, I dont enjoy my food as I did but eat ok. Why is it that I take this medication and yet why do I keep getting this bursitis in my hips. I cant walk very far without suffering.