Hi I have just been diagnosed in January after 17 months on 30 mg per day of steroid which masked the RA to some extent. Have gained 3st in weight which is not helping the joints. Prior to this my husband and I ran our own business and I was super fit. It has come as a great shock to be in this state some days hardly able to walk and needing to sleep several times a day. Thank goodness for you people out there it gives me hope and keeps me cheerful, Have just taken my 4th dose of METX no improvement yet RA is running rampant new swellings everyday. Any one had some improvement before 12 weeks.