My husband is newly dx with ra with vacuritis attacking the large vessels. He is 41 years old. His dr started him on 6 pills of mtx for 4 weeks then increased to 8 pills for 3 weeks now. We need some advise for him to be able to deal with the side effects. He has terrible flu like symptoms including sore throat, sick feeling, and general run down feeling. It takes him 3 to 4 days to get over it enough to be able to function but he still has to work and as if right now takes it on Saturdays and has to take Monday's off of work. Does anyone have any advice on How to get over feeling like he has been kicked by an elephant? Thank you for an afvice!!