I do not recall who they were but I do not think that they said it deliberately. I figured that they honestly did not know and perhaps they did not like being corrected. I make errors too and I do not mind being corrected. They probably took the info to heart especially after looking it up to make sure. No biggie that way. If it had been said deliberately, then I would agree with you.
Or perhaps they do not like me. That's no biggie to me either. I know the experiences that I have gone through good and bad and I'm doing all that I can for myself that helps me. I know that I've helped many others through the years on many sites with Type 1 D and severe RA/RD with my experiences and other info that I've researched for them. With links when needed. Like everyone, I'm still learning new things like from you, as one example, that may work and what experiences others go through. Like most, I'm on other sites to learn and to share also.
Through the many years, my Rheumy was happy that I wanted to try the older drugs(since that's all there was) and some worked for me much better than the new ones that came out, so that I could hopefully get myself into better condition. If I "rarely" didn't want to try one, then he was okay with my decision since it's my life.
What bugs me is when someone tells everyone that they've been on such and such a drug for "this" amount of time and it will work for other RA patients too. This is not necessarily true. As so many people have stated, we are all different and just because a drug works for some people, that certainly doesn't mean it will work for everyone. Many of us have been there, done that, so we know. They should add the word "may" work for you(and others) also. Plus, all drugs do stop working for people eventually. Some people are luckier than others that the meds work for them in the first place and/or for a longer span than others. Some of us have not been that lucky, so we have to take Pred. If we didn't need it, we wouldn't take it. Duh!
I do agree with you. Your CRP was probably higher somewhere in those first 2 years. Gee, the Enbrel worked quicker on you than on some other RA sufferers. That certainly happens also, as you know. Good for you with the 5. That is amazing to me.
Oh, that's good to hear that we are able to miss a day of RPS, with no consequence. Thanks for letting me know. Like others, I occasionally forget one of my meds OR I'll test my blood sugar, then I'll forget to take a shot because I got distracted by something else. Thankfully, not too often.
I'm pooped, so I'll read the link tomorrow. Thanks for that also. It should be interesting.
Have a great day Scott!