Yesterday, August 19, 2008, I took the first pill in the drug trial. Excitement, fear, curiosity. It’s like looking at a stack of presents and wondering if any of them have the one thing you really want.
Some of the potential side effects include a slowed heart rate, light head, nausea, yada. These are all things I read way before signing on and getting accepted yet none of this was in mind yesterday when I took that first dose. And all of them were things I experienced. It’s very possible that my head is causing all these symptoms from a placebo.
In many ways this is like pre-diagnosis. Is it all in my head or is it real?
Either way I really like the staff at the MS Clinic and feel very comfortable there. None of the usual trust issues are coming into play.