Mary's StoryClinical Trial Story
I developed anemia due to my Crohn’s, and my gastroenterologist suggested I try a clinical trial involving iron infusions that he would be running with the gastroenterology department. My doctor explained how this trial could be beneficial to me, and that it would be helpful for research as well. I was worried that I would have an adverse reaction to the infusion and that I wouldn’t be able to know anything about what I was taking. Both proved to be false. The trial ended up being great for me and my anemia improved significantly, something my doctor and I were thrilled about.
My advice to anyone participating or looking to enroll in a clinical trial is to not be afraid to ask questions. Ask your doctor for information about what trials are available for you to participate in, where to find them, and which ones may be beneficial to you. During the trial, be honest about how you’re feeling, and if you want to continue to participate.
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