Hi Kornelia, and welcome to the community! This slideshow outlines foods that help with RA; it contains a lot of information that I think you will find helpful. The RA Health Center is filled with more information that you might want to look through. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Here is some information on RA symptoms that you might compare to your own experience. The best thing to do would be to consult your doctor about what is causing your pain. Please let us know how you are doing.View Thread
Here is a news piece from late last year that discusses sugary drinks and RA that says that women who drink one or more sugar-sweetened sodas a day might raise their risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis but does not prove cause and effect. The link above has more information. View Thread
I think that it would be best for you to speak with your doctor about this worsening pain -- he/she will be best able to determine if what you are experiencing is a normal reaction or if some change in your medication needs to be made. This drug result contain some of the common side effects of methotrexate that you might want to look through.View Thread
"Need a little help sometimes? Maybe getting out of a chair, cooking a meal, or writing out a shopping list? You can make life with rheumatoid arthritis easier with a few handy helpers that don't cost a lot." -- the link above has more information.
Here is a list of tools (most cost under $20) that can help you have more freedom and less pain. Has anyone here tried any of these devices? Or will you try them?View Thread
This article has some information for treating and avoiding leg cramps that you might try. I would continue the stretching as it is one of the methods for getting rid of muscle cramps explained here . I hope these help! Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread