I just wanted to ask if anyone has ever done anything like this. I have recently applied to do some clinical trials on a birth control medication that is already on the market. Not thinking I would ever be chosen, I have in fact been called to participate. Of course I have to pass the medical first, but apparently my profile fits the bill. Has anyone done any clinical trials? Did you feel like a guinea pig or was it a good experience? Well, on the positive side, its a 1300 dollar paycheck for very little time. gotta be happy about that.
I wouldn't do it. I participated in a clinical trial once and ended up with a horrible rash on my back and butt that felt like it was burning, as did everyone else. I know $1300 sounds like a lot of money, but birth control can be really dangerous: infertility, ovarian cysts, etc.
Could be dangerous too megs. Seems whenever I see drugs advertised on tv there is this huge list of "side effects" that could cause permanent damage or death. Frankly, I don't think that's worth $1300.
When I was nursing in the UK there were always clinicial trials going on with new medications. It' probably still the same today. Difference is, volunteers in the UK DO NOT get paid to participate.
If the drug you are trialling is already on the market, then I wouldn't hesitate to join in if I were you. Chances are the drug is already proven safe and they just want to check the effects on particular women - no idea on what in particular, but as you say you fitted the profile.
I was put on a clinical trial for PET when having my first child. Nearly killed me... I had to go for an emergency c section etc... I have done a hub about it... not promoting as it is relevent to this thread...
http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Nightmare-Hos … d-But-True
I didnt even know that I was trialing the drug and, of course, in the UK we dont get paid for this.
Just be cautious. If anything should happen to you, you sign a disclaimer which means you get jack ziltch should anything happen
On the other side... you could write a wicked hub about your trial!!!
Hey Madame X, thanks for the response. This clinic doesn't do dangerous studies. This is a medication already on the markets. I think they are looking to improve it. I would never sign up to dangerous trials. I have 3 kids. I have already been informed of all potential risks and side effects.
Thanks Izzy! I think the money is more to compensate for the complexity of the studies. We have to travel to the site every day for 5 days for bloodwork and spend one weekend at their facilities. There are also restrictions that we must follow for the days leading up to the actual study. such as, no alcohol (damn), no drugs (double damn) They have to make it worth it to go to all the trouble.
It sounds like you've done your research, and they sound like a very cautious clinic. I hope it goes well, megs, and try to enjoy your 'forced' sobriety!
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