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

F. Frank LeFever flefever at ix.netcom.com
Sat Jan 4 13:22:53 EST 1997


In <5a6itq$brn at dfw-ixnews7.ix.netcom.com> flefever at ix.netcom.com(F.
Frank LeFever) writes: 
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>In <59smh4$jhr at sjx-ixn2.ix.netcom.com> flefever at ix.netcom.com(F. Frank
>LeFever) writes: 
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>>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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