I am 51 and just diagnosed with RA. I think I had this long ago and it went into remission. Symptoms began a few months ago. Finally got in to see a Rheumatologist on Friday. He examined me and by the high RA factor test my other doc did, he confirmed what I already suspected. He prescribed Methotrexate 2.5 mg 6 pills once a week. I'm staring at the bottle, freaking out from the horrible list of side effects. I don't know what to do. Anyone with experience using this drug please respond. Thanks.