Antidote is a great service that provides an easy way to search for medical trials near you for many different conditions. CLICK HERE to go to the search page. When I did a quick search for LUPUS, I was able to find 62 different trials for this conditions alone. There are trials for those with SLE, Lupus Nephritis, and even trials on fatigue intervention.
The site is set up to help you find a trial near you easily and quickly. To search for a trials for your conditions you will have to answer a few short questions, like what condition you have, your location, and your age, as well as how far you are willing to travel for a trial. Then it will give the options to see ALL the results that were brought up for you.
Medical trials are not for everyone. In fact how a person decides to deal with their body post diagnosis is completely up to them. And no one should be judged for how they decide to deal with said condition. That being said trials are the only way that we will ever find new medications and possible cures for the diseases that plague our bodies. I believe that the best way to deal with any diagnosis is to be INFORMED and EDUCATED! In order to that a person needs to look into all kinds of treatments and even trials.
I am grateful that there are individuals out there who are willing to participate in trials, thus furthering treatment for Lupus. The reason that most do not participate is lack of information and lack of access to said information. I hope that companies like Antidote will continue to close that gap and continue to make it easier for people to connect with trials they would like to participate in.
I also ask that if you know anyone who could benefit from information about trials that you please share this page!