Good days/Bad days: Concussion, Lyme, CFS, etc.

F. Frank LeFever flefever at ix.netcom.com
Sun Dec 29 15:05:14 EST 1996


In <59smh4$jhr at sjx-ixn2.ix.netcom.com> flefever at ix.netcom.com(F. Frank
LeFever) writes: 
>
>In <59kucr$lap at sjx-ixn10.ix.netcom.com> 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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