I was diagnosed a year ago and was prescribed 10 mg of MTX until this week I spoke to my consultant (a new one) and said that my feet and ankles had started to hurt and she examined me and said I need to increase my MTX to 20 mg which is the norm she said, I am not so keen on doubling the dose. She also gave me a steroid injection and I have to admit my feet dont hurt for the first time in months. She was very surprised that I had been kept on such a low dose of MTX and had not been given a steroid injection to ease the pain when first diagnosed.
What is the normal amount on average that most people take? I take 10 mg of folic acid three times a week but dont take any other medication.