Harley Diva, it was good that you sought a second opinion since you weren't sure about this whole thing anyway. I'm sorry that you're feeling so down about it. What was the combo you are currently using? I started on the biologics (humira, and now enbrel), and I've only recently added mtx. I can tell you that the side effects from mtx are much greater than enbrel. In fact, I have very few side effects from enbrel. The risk of lymphoma is small, and it's never really been conclusive on whether it is the drug that causes it, or the drug just sets the stage in an individual already predisposed to lymphoma? I don't worry about it much. If I get it and it's drug-related, it's very treatable, but I seriously doubt I would even get it. Personally, I believe the risks of mtx are much greater. If you feel strongly about not taking it, though, that's fine. You have the ultimate decision authority over what you take. I hope you feel better soon.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan