Have you ever participated in a clinical trial?
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Following the publication of our new article (What is a clinical trial?) I thought I'd open this discussion!
Clinical trials aim to improve the care and treatment of patients at all stages of their health condition.
What about you? Have you ever participated in a clinical trial? What were your motivations?
If not, would you be interested in doing so? Why or why not?
Feel free to discuss in the comments here!
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I have never been in any type of clinical trial. I have tried a couple of times but I live in a very small community and there are never enough participants.
I’ve never participated in a study because my mother always discouraged it. What I didn’t know until I was pregnant with my first child was that I was a DES baby. My mother had taken Diethylstilbestrol. The purpose of the drug was to prevent a miscarriage. It was later found born from mother’s, women would develop cervical cancer in their 20s if not before. I thought all girls had Pap smears starting at 14 years old. As for men, either sterile, or testicular cancer.
Most of the women had to adopt. I had a son at 22 and the doctor already saw changes starting in my uterus. My daughter was 2 years later. My hysterectomy was 3 years later. Because there weren’t that “many” of the next generation, it wasn’t studied to see what the effects might be. It turned out that my son is sterile and my daughter had endometriosis and eventually a hysterectomy.
For a drug that was deemed safe and used from the 50s to 1972, and smoking was also considered good for you at one time, I am not healthy enough to participate in a trial. I would give false results.
I applaud people who do, but I pray it doesn’t involve another generation.
If a trial was available for pulmonary fibrosis I would be interested
I was in a clinical trial about two years ago for chronic heartburn while still taking prescription medication for GERD. I took either the real or placebo but honestly think it was the placebo. I love being a part of a trial to help :D Also, I am in a clinical trial now for PTSD and it's been challenging but it's almost over in less than 2 weeks!
Yes, in 2018. bloodwork. I would participate in another trial. sam
Yes. When I broke my wrist, I had to have surgery to insert a metal plate with screws to hold the bone together, When I opted to have a local anesthetic instead of general anesthesia, the surgeon asked me to sign up for a clinical trial so they could gather information about which local was better. There was one that lasted 12 hours and one that lasted 24 hours before a pain pump that I could contol myself took over. I was given the 24 hour one. I was called every day to find out how I was doing and the level of pain. I had my surgery on a Friday and I was not in very much pain so I was allowed to take the pump out by Tuesday. I don't know the results of the study. because it is ongoing and probably only of interest to the doctors.
I'm curious.id like to join one but I'm on alot of medications.. I'd be willing if I was asked..
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Mary K Rhea
I have not participated in any clinical studies, but I would be willing to.
I have not participated in any clinical studies but I am open to trying one in the future.
When I was a child, I participated in a clinical trial.
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