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LDN Survey

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by shastamax, May 15, 2013.

  1. shastamax

    shastamax

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    Hi Everyone:
    I don't know about you, but I find the forum format not the best way to obtain information on our experiences with treatments. I think that surveys would be a better way to gather information from a number of patients in one place. I have an account at Survey Monkey and wrote up up a survey to try out the concept. I will post the results as soon as I get a sufficient number of responders. To participate in this survey, please click on the link below:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CFSsurveys_LDN_shastamax

    All responses are strictly confidential. I'm just a CFS patient trying to help us better help ourselves. Many thanks for participating! Any suggestions are most welcome.
    I have also posted surveys on famvir (with a link to the results) and Imunovir under this forum topic.

    Shastamax
     
  2. RUkiddingME

    RUkiddingME Senior Member

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    Thanks!!!! Just took the survey
     
  3. shastamax

    shastamax

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    Great! You were fast- the ink was hardly dry! Many thanks for participating.
     
  4. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    shastamax

    Thanks for starting the survey. I started answering it and then got stuck as I started LDN along with other aspects of a protocol and the questions don't really differentiate between improvements from LDN and other things (for instance the functionality scale.)

    I've taken LDN for about 3 years but after a couple of years needed to reduce my dose--I don't know how to express that. Also, while I had side-effects, they were only after each raise in dose. Any tips on filling out the questionnaire with these things in mind?

    Thanks,
    Sushi
     
  5. Lotus97

    Lotus97 Senior Member

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    *GG* Senior Member

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    I feel similarly, I started LDN over 3 years ago during a major crash (massive pain, depression, was out of work for nearly 3 months)! I also changed a lot of things, got tired of the change 1 thing for weeks to months, and no improvements, so I changed many things and got better, with perhaps still some slight improvement, I'm not satisfied, I want more of my life back!

    GG
     
  7. shastamax

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    Question 9 has an answer option that addresses the problem of taking multiple drugs and not knowing which drug(s) are helping. I have added the word "lasting" to the first question about side effects. I added 2 questions at the end about lowering the dose due to side effects. Thanks for the feedback and suggestions.
     

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