I believe I have suffered from RA for approx. 8 or 9 years. In September I went to my family doctor with my ankle swollen at least 2x its size. He took one look at my deformed hands and did 2 blood tests for RA-both came back positive.At that time he prescriped Mobic and a referrel to a specialist. I feel 75% better. The RA specialist today gave me rx for Methotrexate 2.5 mg 6 tablets once a week and also an rx for folic acid. After reading all the possible side effects I am VERY wary of starting this medicine. With the mobic I can do my job standing for my 8 hour shift. My question I don't feel that bad now is it worth it to take this medicine to prevent further damage?