Good morning everyone, I have had RA for about 14mths & take Methotrexate & Sulfasalazine. It has of course, been a 'roller coaster' but since the Methotrexate was increased to 20mg in February, I have had times when I've felt almost 'normal' with attacks of pain, stiffness occurring around 7-9 days. This last three weeks though, I feel as if things have deteriorated & some bit of me hurts most days! Although the Rheumy nurse thought it was unusual that my pain/stiffness starts at in the evening resulting in a very painful night & then easing off the next day? I am now thinking about asking for a Steroid injection to get me through my holidays, although I know that will mask my symptoms when I go for my next Rheumy app. in early July. I'm also experiencing excess air in my digestive system ( burping, bloating, flatulence) & now a very dry mouth in the morning. I'm thinking maybe side effects of Sulfasalazine? Thank you in advance for any advice, tips etc. I find this site very useful.