Joining a research project

I joined a research project at the VUmc (the medical center in Amsterdam that is specialized in MS) in which they want to study whether Gilenya reduces cognitive decline. For this study next to some cognitive tests, an MRI scan is made every six months. My first scan was made on the 28th of July 2016. (Note that Gilenya is a non-experimental, FDA approved drug, that has been on the market since 2010)

My second research exams were scheduled for the 30th of January, but I had to reschedule because I was (like so many other people) sick with what I presumed was the flu. The scan was rescheduled for the 14th of February, but I again had to cancel, because I again (not still) was feeling awful. A small movement of my head would make me very dizzy, and I had a lot of headache over the weekend. This mostly went away again, and finally, on the 20th of February, I traveled to the VUmc for the exams.

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