Hello everyone! Love this site. Just got back from my RA doctor and am feeling very discouraged. My RA started in my feet. I had a knot come up on the side of my foot below my toe. Very painful. Had blood work and found out my RA levels were as high as they could go. Taking methotrexate but was not helping. Then went on methotrexate and Embril. But had one pupil enlarge so was taken off Embril and continued with methotrexate only. Went to my RA today and she says the pain and swelling in my feet and hands are not from RA. RA doesn't effect the joints that are hurting me. She also sent me for X-rays of my feet because my second toe is turning out toward my other toes. But I won't see her for three months and she says we will discuss the results then. She says now she is not willing to try any others meds and wrote a prescription for pain meds. When I wake up in the mornings my feet feel like I am walking on my bones. I have knots on the joints at the top joints of my fingers. Which she also says is not RA related. My hips are now starting to hurt when I sleep . She says RA does not effect these areas. So now what? My am I taking meds for RA?