I was diagnosed with RA last year at 55 years old. My rheumatologist prescribed mobic and methotrexate at a later appointment. I took the mobic till my fingers stayed swollen and my blood pressure stayed elevated. I never took methotrexate because the list of side affects freaked me out. I eventually started eating healthier thanks to a book on eating for your blood type. Later, I found an article on-line written by a Dr. Mercola about a patient who beat RA through use of diet and supplements. I’ve managed my pain through diet, exercise, and the supplements identified in the article. Two to three times a week I supplement with an NSAID. Incidentally, my C-reactive protein level has dropped to a normal range with these methods.