Hi, like you Tracey, I've had RA for a year and have been taking Methotrexate for 10 months gradually increasing to 20mg weekly. I have only experienced a couple of side effects e.g slight hair loss in the beginning & a few mouth ulcers. (Both these conditions have now improved). My RA is reasonably controlled, but I don't feel as if I'm there yet! Steroid injections really helped me in the early stages of the condition when I was in agony on many occasions, so I would really recommend having one.
I am also taking Sulfasalazine now & I feel as if I get more side effects with that drug! e.g Excessive burping on occasions! I don't know if anyone else is experiencing that problem?
I hope his has been helpful Tracey, but of course like the condition 'everyone is different'!
All the best Tracey.