Clinical Trials Looking for Participants with Fibromyalgia

Have you ever thought about participating in a clinical trial?  I’ve never done it myself, but I’ve always wanted to.  It’s a way to talk to people who are studying your condition, receive free medical examinations/testing, free medication, and possibly earn some money.  On top of all that, you’ll be helping to further our current understanding of fibromyalgia.  

I was just Googling random things today, like I always do, when I came upon these sites which list research studies in need of participants.  Most of the studies listed are in the US, but there are several listed in other countries as well.  

It’s also pretty reassuring, for those who have been brushed off by doctors and told there is no such thing as fibromyalgia, to see how many different groups are trying to study it.  

US and other countries:

http://www.centerwatch.com/clinical-trials/listings/condition/218/fibromyalgia

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct/search?term=fibromyalgia

http://www.fmaware.org/PageServer3958.html

http://fmcpaware.org/clinical-trials2.html

UK:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Fibromyalgia/Pages/clinical-trial.aspx

http://www.fibromyalgia-associationuk.org/information-packs-mainmenu-58/all-articles/41-medicalandtrials

Canada:

http://clinicaltrialscanada.com/patients/default.asp?pID=5

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There are definitely other sites that list this type of information, so if you don’t find anything close to you, keep looking!

Also, here is some background info on the ins and outs of participating in research trials, from the National Fibromyalgia Association.  

Hope this information was helpful!


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