Hmmmm. I got this info, too, but there’s no way I could/would participate. My response to alcohol is severe. Last time I had a few sips I was literally bed bound in my worst condition for several weeks. I really thought I had done myself in. There’s no way I’ll ever try any alcohol again.Just got this email about the alcohol study....(I am too old for it! sigh...I'm also the wrong gender (lol))
We are currently conducting a research study at UAB and are recruiting
healthy women who were born in 1961-1963 or 1974-1976, and are under 56
years of age.
This research study aims to better understand how alcohol affects the immune
system in people with fibromyalgia. We will ask you to drink a small amount
of alcohol so that we can assess its effect on markers of immune activity.
You will be asked to come to UAB 3 times over 3 weeks.
There will be 1 telephone screening, 1 eligibility screening, 1 experimental session & 1
If you are eligible to participate in this study, you
will be compensated up to $350. ($25/eligibility screen; $300/experimental
session; $25/follow up session). Participants must be: female; healthy; aged
55 or less and born in 1961-1963 or 1974-1976; not pregnant or currently
planning to become pregnant; without any significant medical conditions such
as heart disease; not using any opioid medication or have a history of
To find out more about this study, please call
205-530-8006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I say all that to say this: I don’t think they’ll get us severe responders to participate and they might not get an accurate picture???