I am newly diagnosed with RA. With the exception of my fingers, I do not have too much joint pain. What I do have is all over body muscle pain and stiffness that is not relieved with Advil. I have been on Methotextrate for over 3 mos. with no relief, and my dr. will be adding another medication to my regimen. Everything that I read talks about RA affecting the joints. I would like to know if there is anyone else out there who is experiencing all over muscle pain and stiffness from there RA. Also, is there anyone else out there who was not helped by Methotextrate, and how long it took them before they finally where able to get some relief. I am getting very discouraged!