Hi everyone, after reading your replays to me, I rang the rheumy advice ( what a lovely nurse she is ) she explained just what I needed to do regards my blood tests. My Drs surgery is now doing them but I have to sort them out myself ( not really a problem ) it is a good job I rang the nurse as she told me just what tests they were looking for and how often I needed them. I have now had 4 doses of MTX and thankfully I have not had a flair in my hands for 2 weeks. Maybe it is the steroid injection I was given I don't know but I am thankful for it anyway. My feet however seem to be getting worse, they are very hot and painful, apart from my toes seizing up I keep getting pain in the instep, I am not sure if this is RA or just cramp. Has anyone else have this problem??? I must say a big thanks to everyone who steered me in the right direction. I hope you all have a pain free day ( if there is one ) take care.