I haven't posted for ages on here as there seem to have been some techie problems. I finally got an appointment with the rheumy who, after what felt quite a brief examination said "yes, it's rheumatoid but with the right treatment you'll be able to lead a perfectly normal life". Do I hear hollow laughter? So. I should have started mtx before Christmas but a chest infection delayed that and I see the rheumy nurse tomorrow and I'm scared. Having done some homework and reading about side effects has really put the wind up me but it can't be worse than a flare, surely? Any ideas on how to cope with mtx?