Good days/Bad days: Chronic Fatigue, Concussion, etc.

F. Frank LeFever flefever at ix.netcom.com
Sat Jan 11 22:45:54 EST 1997


In <5b1sf2$rgc at sjx-ixn4.ix.netcom.com> flefever at ix.netcom.com(F. Frank
LeFever) writes: 
>
>In <5am74i$dss at dfw-ixnews7.ix.netcom.com> flefever at ix.netcom.com(F.
>Frank LeFever) writes: 
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>>In <5afb8u$rfq at dfw-ixnews5.ix.netcom.com> flefever at ix.netcom.com(F.
>>Frank LeFever) writes: 
>>>
>>>In <5a2k36$rl at net.bio.net> flefever at ix.netcom.com (F. Frank LeFever)
>>>writes: 
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>I am a neuropsychologist with a stronger "physiological" focus than
>>>>most neuropsychologists.  Currently I'm studying variability of
>>>>symptoms in various disorders: chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme
>>disease.
>>>>fibromyalgia, post-concussion syndrome, MS.
>>>>
>>>>I am asking people who experience changes in severity and/or
pattern
>>>>of symptoms from day to day to monitor changes and report them to
>me.
>>>>Most useful would be daily ratings over a period of 1-2 weeks or
>>more,
>>>>but it is possible that "one-shot" ratings can contribute
something.
>>>>
>>>>You can report on more than one symptom, but please rate them
>>>>separately: they may or may not parallel each other in their
>>>>variability.  My special focus is on "cognitive" symptoms (e.g.
>>>>concentration, memory) and on "lethargy" (fatigue, inertia,
>decreased
>>>>drive, etc.), but believe it is important to see how these relate
or
>>>>do not relate to others (e.g. pain).
>>>>
>>>>For a given day (identified exactly by month and day of month, NOT
>>day
>>>>of the week), rate symptom(s) as:
>>>>
>>>>          (1) worse, better, or about the same as usual
>>>>      and (2) worse, better, or about the same as day before.
>>>>
>>>>Identify yourself as little or much as you want, but tell me
>>>>           (1) age
>>>>           (2) sex
>>>>           (3) diagnosis
>>>>           (4) possibly relevant history (if concussion: more than
>>>>               one?  dates of each?)
>>>>           (5) geographical location (zip code or phone area code)
>>>>
>>>>PLEASE DO NOT POST REPLIES!  IF YOU BELONG TO SUPPORT GROUP, PLEASE
>>>>RATE THE DAY BEFORE YOU HEAR WHAT OTHERS SAY!  To be useful,
ratings
>>>>must be independent of possible influence of responses by others.
>>>>
>>>>email me directly OR, send letter/card to: Monitoring Project
>>>>                                           Box 199
>>>>                                           Thiells, NY 10984
>>>>
>>>>If you want feedback on results, tell me how you want to get them.
>>>>
>>>>F. Frank LeFever, Ph.D.
>>>>New York Neuropsychology Group
>>>
>>
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