I’m in remission, or feeling better. Do you still want my answers?
We’re glad that your rheumatic disease isn’t active at the moment! Ironically, it’s when you’re feeling good that we really need you in the study so we can figure out what worked for you and whether it might apply to others, and compare any secondary conditions you might have with those of people who are not as healthy as you.
If we only studied people who were feeling bad, it would be impossible to know what treatments work. Conversely, people who come out of remission also provide a lot of valuable information. Of course, we hope your remission is very lengthy.