After many years of constant aggravated joint pain I was able to get my GP to test for RA and Lupus... tested seropositive for RA and was referred to a rheumatologist nearby who started aggressive treatment. Humidity and excessive heat are my flare triggers so this summer has been aweful! Currently taking methaltrexate 1xweekly by shot 25mg, embral by shot 1xweekly 50mg, and prednisone 15mg tab 1xdaily... the rest are vitamins to make sure I don't ruin my bones, calcium and D3... I am exhausted. I am still working full time as a special needs teacher in a waiver home with adults. Pain meds have been OTC, nothing seems to help the pain in my hands, wrists and elbows, shoulders,,,, all of this is aweful!