After 6 weeks on tapering Prednisone after my initial diagnosis with RA, I was clearly lulled into a false sense of security. There was I, opening jars with gay abandon, climbing stairs and wiping my backside. Three days since my last steroid and BAM! It's as if the MTX is just a placebo as I can almost feel the RA, bitter after its enforced vacation, starting to course back through my limbs. Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to increase MTX? Go back on the steroids?