Army of Women need women ages 40 to 62 who have not had breast cancer and have bothersome hot flashes or night sweats to take part in a research study. The study is testing two medicines that may help women who have menopause-related hot flashes. Researchers in Boston, Seattle, and Philadelphia are running this study. It is one of three clinical trials currently being conducted as part of the Menopausal Strategies – Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health (MsFLASH) study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
Know someone who lives in Boston, Seattle, or Philadelphia who might be interested? PASS IT ON! Forwarding our information to friends and family members is just as important as joining the study.
Who can participate?
You can join if you match ALL of these MAIN categories:
• You are a woman between ages 40 and 62
• You are peri- or postmenopausal
• You have bothersome hot flashes/night sweats
• You have NOT been diagnosed with endometrial, ovarian, or breast cancer
• You are NOT currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant
• You read, write, and speak English
• You live near or are willing to travel (at your own expense) to Boston, Seattle, or Philadelphia for 3 or more study visits.
After you RSVP, the research team will ask you additional questions to be sure that this study is a good fit for you.
I was not compensated by Army of Women to share this study with the readers of Wendy Will Blog. Additionally, I think it’s important to share that I currently – and have since starting chemotherapy in 2008 – take a low dose of venlafaxine (brand name Effexor XR) to help manage hot flashes. I’ve tried several times to wean from venlafaxine and have been unsuccessful. This drug is very difficult to stop taking. I strongly urge anyone considering this study to consult with your doctor first.