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Are you interested in taking part in research?

  1. Herbal treatment.

    Volunteer to test new herbal treatment to stop your outbreaks.  It contains about eight different herbal ingredients including witch hazel, oak gall and fenugreek… Sample sent to you for £3 (for p&p – cheaper than buying it!).  Email us with the number of outbreaks a year you get.

  2. Take part research that will contribute to finding out why we get outbreaks.

    WELL ACTUALLY, it is research into finding out why we have shingles outbreaks. But as you will know if you have read the page about all the herpes family, “humanherpes virus 3” causes chickenpox/shingles  – and this virus works in much the same way as humanherpes viruses 1 and 2 (that’s the two types of herpes simplex). Dr Neil Patel is asking for you to volunteer to come and give him a drop of blood. He is at UCL hospital, central London. Email if you are interested.

    Marian gave Dr Patel some of her blood  … and has blogged about it (see page).

  3. If you are in Gtr Manchester area:

    A PHD student at the University of Manchester is investigating the neural mechanisms underlying chronic widespread pain using neuro-imaging techniques.

    She needs to find people to take part in this trial in Manchester.  The study involves 2 visits to Salford Royal hospital, for a 30 minute MRI scan and an EEG study.  She is reimbursing for time and minimal travel costs. She is looking for anyone who has experienced pain in the last month lasting more than 24 hours, including Fibromyalgia, as well as healthy pain free participants.

    You can see contact details on her advert:  https://m.facebook.com/Study-looking-at-brain-activity-during-Pain-860388327435920/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=1