No, never did take that. My RA hit hard and fast and I went from running 3 miles before work (at 5:25am) 4 times a week to hardly being able to walk in about 3 months. Thought I had runners knee, then 2, then rotator cuff prob, then when it went to wrist and ankle- my orthoped thought I was a hypochondriac. Heard about rheumatology and boom... I did steroids for a couple of months until insurance approved my Humira and we were sure the sulfasalazine wouldn't do the trick. So, I was in so much pain and since it took 3 months for the sulfasalazine to cross into the bloodstream and then very little relief- I went straight for the bio drug. ALL pain was gone in days. Why start the Methotrex if I was pain free, right?...plus, I love red wine with my hubby on Friday nights. I used to be able to go 3-3.5 weeks between shots, now...barely 2. It's been only one week yesterday and I already feel mild tenderness in my left ankle. I don't know what SA feels like, but my joint pain is like a sprain...Ankles, wrists, knees, neck. Humira is not safe, but I don't know what else to do. I did have back surgery in 2000 for ruptured disc, so I know back pain- it's horrible. I feel for anyone that suffers with their back. So scary.