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NHS Fibromyalgia Clinical Research Trial in Salford, Manchester

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AmyStake Fri 10-Jun-11 12:07:15

MNHQ, I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this or not. I am in no way shape or form affiniated with this trial, I just saw the advert in the MEN this morning and I know there are sufferers on MN. As a former sufferer of fibromyalgia I thought this would be of interest to people in the Manchester area. If its not allowed I'm sorry!

"Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust are conducting an international study investigating a possible new treatment for fibromyalgia.

If you're at least 18 years old and suffer from Fibromyalgia, you may qualify to take part. Participation will involve taking either study medication or placebo (contains no active ingredient) for 9 weeks. You will be monitored throughout with regular visits to the hospital including questionnaires, blood tests and clinical examinations.

All travel expenses will be reimbursed and information will be taken and held in the strictest confident.

If you are interested in participating, please contact either Ann Lenton, Clinical Research Nurse on 0161 206 4529 or Marie Greenhalgh, Clinical Research Sister on 0161 206 1518 for further information."

I hope that somebody finds this useful. I would have jumped at the chance to sign up for this 5 years ago. Fibromyalgia is horrible. I struggled for a good year to get diagnosed when I had it and was fobbed off so many times. I couldn't get out of bed most days. sad

perfumedlife Fri 10-Jun-11 17:44:36

Thanks Amy, am going to give them a call smile

AmyStake Fri 10-Jun-11 19:25:31

Fingers and toes crossed you get accepted! smile

Just been having a quick read online, I think they might be trialling Milnacipran which has had promising results in helping treat pain and "broader symptoms". It's licensed for use in 45 countries but not the UK.

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