I hear you about the prednisone Yalinda! I don't know if you've ever tried this, but my rheumy swears it works, and I know it works for me. Combine the mtx with a biologic. Have you ever been on any of the biologics? MTX with enbrel, specifically, seems to be a great combo (and the one that has worked for me); works much better than either enbrel or mtx alone.
Welcome to HW! And so very glad to have you. YOu seem like such a sweet person & I feel you'll get a kick out of our little HW Arhtritis village....however, we are mostly chicks and we need our MEN! well, we had Dave and Craig and we still have Marius...but we need more dudes! LOL.
So, stick around.
Humira I feel, and was on it for over a year....has less side effects and long term side effects and doesn't make you feel as lousy as prednisone does. And we do have SHOOTIN' UP PARTY HERE for when ya give yourself your first injection! so you'r never alone. after the 1st one...piece of cake! And Humira was just approved for PsA too!
The best to you! And looking forward to hearing from you soon!