Sorry to hear it hasn't worked well for you just yet. With me, it took 2-3 months for mtx to kick in--I guess that translates to about 8-12 doses. Also, I had to increase it to 15 mg (from 7.5mg)/ week to see the maximum benefit.
Hope you feel better soon,
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, nexium, tramadol, nasonex,Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan, zyrtec, zegerid, aciphex