I posted on the sticky already so you can read about my Phase IIb experience!
I had my last Phase IIb blood draw on April 1 (yep April Fools' Day!) and was told I should know in 2 weeks if I am still making MRTCs for the Phast III study. The study coordinator will call me.
The neuro also said that it is quite common for people in the IIb study to convert to not making MRTCs during the trial. He said I would be retested in 30 days.
My question is that during the IIb trial, they drew 11 tubes of blood to test for MRTCs every visit so they would know after each visit if the study patient is still making MRTCs, so why would they continue you in the trial if you were NOT making MRTCs?
From what I've read, you can be booted for testing positive for the listed STDs, Hep B&C, West Nile Virus, CMV, a couple of other things, getting PG or fathering a child, low white and/or red count...but I didn't read anywhere about not producing MRTCs. Can someone explain that to me?
Or am I opening a can of worms that I shouldn't? Let me know...ok?
Glad to find you guys...
(edited to clarify the blood draw!)
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