I have been on 17.5 gm Mehthetrexate for just over 3 years. A couple of months ago, due to remission, I was told I could wean myself off METHETREXATE. I reduced it to 15mg and felt fine so I further reduced it 12.5 five later. Within 4 days of doing this I began to fell the old symptoms of joint pains and stiffness . I would be grateful if anyone can tell me the correct way to wean off. What should be the time span between the dose reduction. The Rume Nurse helpline at my hospital has been removed due to cuts. I would appreciate any advice. I have returned to my earlier dosage of 15mg.