Medical History/Co Morbid Conditions

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From questionnaires provided by various researchers. Please provide suggestions below the researchers questions - please do not edit researchers questions directly. Thanks

Co-Morbid Conditions

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9. Check any of the following diseases or conditions that have been diagnosed by any physician you have seen.
Chronic fatigue syndrome □ yes □ no
Premenstrual syndrome □ yes □ no
Fibromyalgia □ yes □ no
Myofascial syndrome □ yes □ no
Irritable bowel syndrome □ yes □ no
Interstitial cystitis □ yes □ no

Jason

70d. Have any of your family members been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis?
 Yes  No

If yes, please list their relation to you and current age

82. Do you have any medical illness (es) that might be causing your symptoms?

 Yes  No (Skip to Question 83)

82a. What medical illnesses do you have? Illness name(s) and year it began:

82b. For which of these conditions are you currently receiving treatment?

85. Have you ever been diagnosed and/or treated for any of the following:

(Check all that apply and write year (s) experienced, years treated, and medication (if applicable) in the blank)

 Major depression
 Major depression with melancholic or psychotic features
 Bipolar disorder (Manic-depression)
 Anxiety
 Schizophrenia
 Eating disorder
 Substance abuse
 Multiple chemical sensitivities
 Fibromyalgia
 Allergies
 Other (Please specify)
 No diagnosis/treatment

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Have you ever been told by a doctor or health care provider that you had any of the following conditions? (Please put a check by those that apply)

The Cardiovascular System

___Heart murmur
___Angina
___Heart attack or failure in the past 5 years?
___High blood pressure
___Vascular disease in arms/legs
___Atypical chest pain
___Postural orthostactic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
___Neurally mediated hypotension (NMH)
___Vasovagal syncope (fainting)
___Palpitations
___Other, specify _________dysautonomia_____________

The Gastrointestinal System

___Peptic ulcer
___Hiatus hernia
___Hepatitis
___Hepatitis B
___Hepatitis C
___Gall bladder disease
___Liver disease
___Cirrhosis
___Pancreatitis
___Chronic pancreatitis
___Inflammatory bowel disease
___Irritable Bowel Syndrome
___Colitis
___Other, specify_______________________

The Genitourinary System

Nephritis
Kidney disease
Chronic renal failure
Repeated urinary infection
Kidney/bladder stones
Vasectomy
Blood/protein in urine
Venereal disease
D.E.S./son or daugher
Yeast infections
Dysuria (painful urination)
Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder)
Other, specify

The Pulmonary System

___Pneumonia
___Was the pneunomia in the past 3 months?
___Pleurisy
___Asthma (as a child)
___Asthma (as an adult)
___Multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS)
___Bronchitis
___Emphysema
___Tuberculosis
___Silicosis
___Asbestosis
___Other, specify________________________

The Nervous System

___Seizure disorders
___Epilepsy
___Migraine
___Other headache syndrome
___Multiple Sclerosis
___Neuritis
___Peripheral neuropathy
___Neuromuscular disease
___Head injury with loss of consciousness
___Head injury with residual neurologic deficits
___Bipolar disorder
___Schizophrenia
___Depression
___Major depressive disorder with psychotic features
___Major depressive disorder with melancholic features
___Anxiety
___Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
___Organic brain disorders
___Anorexia nervosa within the past 5 years
___Bulemia within the past 5 years
___Sleep apnea
___Narcolepsy
___Restless leg syndrome
___Periodic limb movement
___Other, specify________dysthemia________________

The Skin

___Hives
___Psoriasis
___Eczema
___Contact dermatitis
___Other allergic skin reactions ___
Other, specify________________________

Eyes

___Require glasses
___Glaucoma
___Cataracts
___Optic neuritis
___Eye infections
___Other, specify________________________

Ear, Nose & Throat

___Chronic sinusitis
___Chronic rhinitis (runny nose)
___Impaired hearing
___Easy nasal bleeding
___Nasal allergies
___Tonsillectomy
___Hay fever
___Other, specify________________________

The Blood

___Anemia
___AIDS
___Sickle cell
___Thalassemia
___Hemochromatosis
___Sepsis
___Was the sepsis in the past 3 months?
___Other, specify________________________

Please tell us:

Do you have problems with blood clotting or bleeding? ____ Yes ____ No
Have you ever received someone else's blood? ____ Yes ____ No
How many times have you received someone else's blood? ________
When was your last transfusion (approximately)? _______ (month/year)
Has anyone close to you every received a transfusion? ____ Yes ____ No

The Musculoskeletal System

Rheumatoid arthritis
Other arthritis
Fibromyalgia
TMJ
Lupus
Back injury
Low back syndrome
Neck pain/injury
Degenerative disc disease
Sciatica/disc herniation
Bone lesion/infections
History of broken bones
Other, specify


The Endocrine System

___Hypoglycemia
___Diabetes
___Hypothyroidism
___Untreated hypothyroidism
___Thyroid disease/goiter
___Hypopituitarism
___Adrenal insuffiency
___Other endocrine disorder, specify

General

___Cancer If yes, please write the type of cancer ______________________________
___Infectious Mononucleosis
___Lyme Disease
___Breast lumps
___Sjogren's syndrome
___Gout
___Hemorrhoids
___Hernia
___Dental/gum problems
___Adverse reactions to exposure to heat
___Frequent night sweats or fever
___Other, specify________________


Treatment and Surgical procedures

___Organ or bone marrow transplantation
___Chemotherapy
___Radiation therapy of the brain, thorax, abdomen or pelvis

Have you had any major surgeries?__ Yes __No If Yes, please write the type of major surgery or surgeries:_______________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ Have any of these major surgeries been in the past 6 months? ____ Yes ____ No
Have you had any minor surgeries?__ Yes __No If yes, please write the type of minor surgery or surgeries:_______________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ Have any of these minor surgeries been in the past 3 months? ____ Yes ____ No


Are you currently being treated with Ampligen for your CFS? ____ Yes ____ No
Have you ever been treated with Ampligen for your CFS? ____ Yes ____ No
Are you currently being treated with Isoprinosine for your CFS? ____ Yes ____ No
Have you ever been treated with Isoprinosine for your CFS? ____ Yes ____ No
Are you currently being treated with Kutapressin for your CFS? ____ Yes ____ No
Have you ever been treated with Kutapressin for your CFS? ____ Yes ____ No
Have you received any other treatment not mentioned above for your CFS? __ Yes ___No If yes, please write the specific treatment and let us know if treatment was helpful: ______________________________________

ADDITIONS

Temporomandibular joint disorder □ yes □ no
Endometriosis □ yes □ no

Depression/Anxiety - If you have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety was your diagnosis by a physician(s) that acknowledged your diagnosis of CFS or by another physician

Insulin Resistance
Frozen shoulder
Morgellons
 

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Jason 85

While many people may have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety by a doctor, this is often because the doctor thinks the symptoms of CFS are those of depression or anxiety.

It would be useful to know if people felt it was an accurate diagnosis.

Mithriel
 

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Good point, Mithriel. I added this to try and capture whether the depression/anxiety was a misdiagnosis of CFS.

Depression/Anxiety - If you have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety was your diagnosis by a physician(s) that acknowledged your diagnosis of CFS or by another physician
 

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Cort,

I was reading a post by Gerwyn and it brought together (if I remember correctly) XMRV, the amygdala, anxiety, and depression. I was just trying to find it but I have limited time. It was quite interesting and I think Gerwyn and Kurt were going back and forth on some of it. Can't find the thread right now but if I do, I edit this post with the link.

~ JT
 

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Cort,

Is anyone going to be playing with the formatting of these questions? I see opportunities where certain questions/conditions could be presented or grouped better.

I can do some of that if you would like me to! ~ JT
 
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Is it at all possible to be comprehensive about all the possible co-morbidities? I think open ended questions would be better as the list here makes assumptions about possible associations. eg What illnesses have you had? What surgery have you had? What illnesses has your family had?

It's also difficult to answer some questions, eg diagnoses by a doctor. I was misdiagnosed with lupus so i would be reluctant to put that down. On the other hand, I know that i've suffered night sweats but I haven't had a diagnosis of it.
 
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I agree with rhiannon,

I think the best way is to list the various common comorbidities and known associations, and then ask if physician diagnosed or self-diagnosed. No doctor has ever bothered to tell me I have PMS for example, but I know I do. Also, it would be relevant to know which ones predate CFS.

Then, after the list of common co-morbidities, two questions could be added: 1) Do you have another condition or conditions not listed above? Please list: 2) Have you ever been mis-diagnosed with another condition?
 

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There is one rare CFS co-morphid condition which it would be doubtful to get a doctors diagnoses for. That being Morgellons. Its been found that many with Morgellons actually have CFS with it, there is a strong association with CFS in ones with it (it also has an association with lyme disease). When i was hanging about the Morgellon's sites, there was many with CFS there with this even stranger condition. (Morgellon's is one of the rarer things ive had with the CFIDS). The CDC are currently investigating Morgellons http://www.cdc.gov/unexplaineddermopathy/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgellons

"William T. Harvey, director of the MRF medical advisory board, claimed in 2007 that Morgellons patients exhibit laboratory findings including increased levels of inflammatory cytokines, increased insulin, and antibodies to three bacterial pathogens, but did not provide evidence for these claims.[38] Many Morgellons patients have symptoms that are also consistent with chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and attention deficit disorder.[39] Rhonda Casey, chief of pediatrics at OSU Medical Center, while working with the OSU-CHS for the Investigation of Morgellons Disease, stated that her Morgellons patients looked ill with neurological symptoms, which included confusion, difficulty walking and controlling their feet (foot drop), and a sagging mouth when speaking.[14] "

Ive suggested Insulin resistance as there is a subgroup of CFSers who have metabolic-X with it and hence have this issue. Also suggested frozen shoulder be put in as I seem to currently have that injury and on chatting on main board it seems many here have it too.. frozen shoulder is said to have an autoimmune component to that developing. (Many said frozen shoulders are connected with FM but right now i dont have any FM at all..havent had it for a while, thou i have done so in the past).