Since starting my IBS series, I have received an overwhelming response from fellow sufferers all over the world. You’ve emailed me, tweeted me, messaged me and commented and it really is an understatement to say that it has helped me immensely. Knowing you’re not alone is the first step, the second is finding a way to manage your symptoms.
Synexus, a company dedicated to conducting clinical studies on behalf of some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies is currently running research to assess the effectiveness of an oral medication designed to reduce some of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Here’s a little background information:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhoea means never knowing when the condition is going to interfere with your life. Abdominal pain, bloating and urgent trips to the bathroom are all common symptoms.
IBS affects around a third of the population at some point in their lives and is more frequently diagnosed in women than men. The symptoms of IBS usually appear for the first time when a person is between 20 and 30 years of age and they tend to come and go in bouts, often during times of stress or after eating certain foods.
They are currently looking for clinical trial volunteers to assess the effectiveness of an oral medication designed to reduce some of the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhoea.
The study that Synexus is currently running may be suitable for ladies who:
Are aged 18 – 49 and have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
In the last 3 months have had loose, mushy or watery stools
Regularly have more than 3 bowel movements per day
Do not have colorectal cancer, or a family history of colorectal cancer
Whilst on a study Synexus will monitor your health very carefully and with your permission your GP will be fully informed of your involvement.
Synexus is currently recruiting patients for this study at its seven Dedicated Clinical Research Centres across the UK. Those who would like to find out more or are interested in participating in this study should contact their nearest Synexus Clinical Research Centre and quote reference code 123401:
o Lancashire 01772 344620
o Manchester 0161 662 5044
o Merseyside 0151 550 9951
o Midlands 0121 226 9002
o Scotland 0141 270 2587
o Thames Valley – 0118 3789923
o Wales – 02920 949001