At 10/9/12 09:29 PM, morefngdbs wrote:
I've been asked to participate in a experimental drug testing .... but from what I have been given to read about it, my interest is almost nil.
If they had some sort of kidney cloning testing or something like that, you bet I would take it. Not only does the drug have the chance of performing better than any current one, they usually cover all related health expenses, sometimes whilst paying you an extra fee.
Even if it cost money i would seriously think about it. I have yet to exhaust,or really try, much of the current treatments so I wouldn't be as despirate as some though.
Members of the study group have no idea if they are getting the new drug or an established heart med.
That's typical for such tests. But hey, if they cover the cost it's worth it. if they end up giving you the new drug and it works,it's worth it. If your participation assists in getting a new drug that works, it's worth it. I'd say that unless they require to stop a certain current treatment that is working, there really is no downside at all.
THen there's all the additional hospital visits, additional blood work, & other tests ... & you sign for a 4 year period !
4 bloody years of meds, 3 times a day !
Your condition will still be here in 4 years, right? What's a few pills to attempt to treat or cure it?
Speaking of pills, if my transplant is successful, I will be on pills for the rest of my life. For the first few days I will be taking somewhere between 30-50 pills a day, including high amounts of Prednisone. Last time I took high Prednisone I gained 30 pounds, got moon face, lost half of my hair, and got large permanent stretch marks across my adbomen.
At 10/10/12 12:53 AM, Tony-DarkGrave wrote:
damn how old are you guys with all this health shit?
I'm 27 now. We found the root condition when I was 20. By that point I had permanently lost 50% of my kidney function, so it's likely I had it well into my teens.