BMJ has published this succinct chart giving detailed information about Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs, and what to look out for in blood test results. I'm on MTX (5+years, LEF and HCQ (9 months), and finally down to low activity on DAS after side effects. But it took a while to convince my GP that if I am to self-manage my condition I need to see the detailed blood results. I think this chart might have helped. After all, self-management is a way of informing and supporting you to manage a long-term condition for yourself, but not by yourself. And blood monitoring is an element of that partnership.