Hi Dawn -- another MTX w/Remicade user here. I've been on it for over 2 years now. We added it when I was on Enbrel and it really helped. I started on the oral mtx, but had some side effects and it didn't agree with my stomach! We switched to the injectible form and I've been fine ever since. My rheumy kept me on the mtx when he & my GI switched me to Remicade after my crohn's diagnosis last year and I'm still doing fine. I'm on .7 ml which I believe is equivalent to 17.5 mgs. I'm also taking 2 mgs (prescript
ion strength) Folic Acid which is an absolute must to take. OTC Folic Acid is measured in "mcg's" and isn't enough - you'd have to take quite a bit to help. I have blood tests monthly and I've been just fine. As I mentioned, I did have some side effects in the beginning (nausea, hair thinning/loss), but those went away after we increased my Folic Acid to 2 mgs and switched me to the injectible form. It's just another med that I take and hey, it helps tremendously!
Good luck and don't forget the folic acid!