I'm on 15mg of MTX for 3 weeks now, still have my cold, can't shift it, also weaned myself off of predisone 2 weeks ago. I think this might be the problem of feeling so ill. I think it may to the comedown of being of the steroids. I haven't done a full week at work for the last month, can't sleep, exhausted all the time, still have aches and pains, still have flare up in my collar bone, shoulder and left elbow, resulting in not being able to use my left arm most of the time unless I dose myself out with pain killers. I feel every bit of life is being drained out of me. i had my bloods done today ( don't know how I made it to the hospital & back) seeing rheumy next week but the way I'm feeling I can't see my bloods coming back normal. I'm getting so tearful worrying about when I will ever feel normal again. Sorry for the moan, but has anyone else felt or feel like this. I feel like I have a terminal illness or something . I take folic acid 2days before MTX.