Mentioned this in a reply to someone's post but want to shout it from the hilltops. Have been out most of this evening & met quite a few new people. For the first time in nearly 2 years I did not have any selfconsciousness about how I move or walk because I think I'm damn near 'normal'. I never have explained myself that much but the awareness of being a bit different usually lurks somewhere but this evening it was banished. I honestly think nothing about others who are stiff or limp or use crutches or whatever so on one level it's not a big deal for me & in time I think I could get used to anything but it's beginning to look like I won't have to. So for anyone starting on Methotrexate and experiencing a few qualms - don't worry, there's a good chance that it really will work wonders.