I have been on methotrexate 15 mg orally for 30 years for RA. Once stabilized on the med, I have had no flares. So my Doctor and I decided to wean off the drug. I reduced the dose to 12.5 mg weekly for 4 weeks, then 10 mg for 2 weeks when general body aches returned, but no joint flares. I am also on NSAID therapy , Celebrex 10 mg twice daily. So I took my usual dose of methotrexate 15 mg on week 3. And the general body aches resolved. So are the body aches and methotrexate doses related. We were thinking my RA had burned out. Thanks. Sandy Faucher