Hi there ___Mom
It's not shell responding here, I wonder where she is ?
In any case mom, all RA's are not pretty, and many here will be able to relate with the pain, the swelling and the stiffness. And because our legs to support all of our weight in mobility, these joints give the worst problems.
My rheumy has given me a script for methotrexate. She knows it doesn't work for me andm told me not to take methotrexate. She just issues the script because it is government policy" All who are on mabthera, must be on methotrexatel"
I think it is probably the same for you. If the methotrexate doesn't agree with you, don't take it, and no-one will be the wiser.
I think all these drugs loose their magic over time, and it varies with each individual. It sounds like it is time for you to move on to the next ammunition that your rheumy has up his sleeve. There is a promise, the medication at the end of the list is the best, so do the drug walk .............
All the best and take care