Hi, I’ve recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis after being in extreme pain in both wrists/hands and shoulder. I’ve lived a perfectly normal life until around 6 months ago when the pain randomly hit me like a truck! I’m now on Methotrexate and steroids and was wondering if my life will ever be pain free! I’m on week 5 of the methotrexate and I know it can take a while to work and just wondering what it actually means for it to ‘work’. Will I be in a lot less pain and actually be able to do everyday things? At the moment I can’t even lift a pillow to move it at nighttime when the pain is at its worse! Just want my life back without being a swollen mess!