Went to see my Rheumy today hoping to be put back on some kind of medication after having to stop MTX because of chest infections. Unfortunately he told me that the pain and stiffness I am getting in my elbow and other joints sounds most likely to be osteoarthritis and not an RA flare as he feels my RA is pretty well controlled with just Sulfasalazine at the moment. I have had an x-ray on my elbow and blood tests and will go back to see him in 4 months. I asked what I could do in the meantime to alleviate the pain and stiffness to try to get a good night's sleep but all he could suggest was to see my GP for some pain management medication. I'm feeling pretty low at the moment as I know there is very little available to help with osteoarthritis where as if it had been RA related I could at least have been given something to calm it all down. So now I have RA and OA. Not happy!!