I was diagnosed with RA a few months ago. I have been on a bevy of pills, including methotrexate, for about 5 weeks. I stopped taking them about 1 1/2 weeks ago, and the symptoms have come back. Does this mean I will likely have to be on the pills the rest of my life? I ask because - and yes, I know this sounds bad - but I do miss the occasional party with my friends (i.e., going out and drinking), and I know I can't drink with these meds. Anyone else going through this?