I am new to the forum. I was diagnosed 7 weeks ago with RA which has just knocked me for six. I am going through all the emotions ( why me, anger, frustration, upset). I was put on a course of steriods which made me feel like crap and i put on half a stone. I have now been given my perscription for MTX and i have mixed feelings about taking it. I want to take it because I want to start feeling better but I am worried about the effects it will have on my body. It is also that i feel once i take the first tablet it is then final, I really have got something wrong with me. I know that might sound strange but I feel I don't really know how to feel, my feelings are pulling me all over. Any advice.