Methotrexate is the “gold standard” of RA treatment—or so said my rheumatologist back when I was initially diagnosed. He worked hard trying to get me to start taking it by telling me of its huge success rate, how it was well-tolerated, easy to take, and just really “no big deal”. It’s not that I believe he did not have my best interest at heart. He believes in what he does and is very good at it. He didn’t want to see me crippled with RA and the quickest way to avoid that, or so he was taught by the ivory towers of traditional medicine and, therefore, believes, was to get me started on Methotrexate.