Hi weary. Ok well I have been and still am on methotrexate. I'm seriously debating if its even working for me at this point. I'm flaring and in pain constantly. Now where I can deal with pain, this pain is just not right....even for me. Anyway, I dont blame you for wanting to have a couple every now and then. Heck every weekend if ya want. I dont drink, however, my vice is I smoke. So my doc's like, well if you would quit smoking you would feel better and so would your JRA. I looked him square in the face and said"I plan on quitting, however, right now in my life, with the pain I have and the emotions I have and the stupid people I deal with who think its sooo easy to quit......I'm not quitting right now. So just load me with my Remicade and lets get to it". He laughed hysterically, nodded he understood and walked away. I think that if we have to deal with pain on a daily basis, and deal with non-understanding people, and deal with needles, then we should be allowed our 1 or 2 vices.
Sorry I couldnt help with your question, but had to write that I understand the rest. Best of luck if ya switch. ((( gentle hugs))))
Juvenille Rheumatoid Arthritis - diagnosed at age 2 am now 37
Currently on - Remicade, Methotrexate, Prednisone
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