CFS Symptom Checklist
Jay Goldstein MD
is one of the questionnaires filled out by patients new to Dr. Goldstein.
It can also be found in his books on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The numbers
in parentheses are the percentage of CFIDS patients who experience those
symptoms. To complete the survey, rate the severity of your symptoms from
0 to 10, with zero being the least and ten being the greatest severity.
One thing to understand about CFIDS is that, while many people experience some of these symptoms at one time or another, and many of them are constant companions to those who are chronically ill with one of many different illnesses, CFIDS patients experience most of these symptoms on a daily basis, with impacts ranging from moderate to severe for each one. Cumulatively, the effects are devastating.
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1. Fatigue (100%) -
usually made worse by physical exertion.
2. Cognitive function problems (80%)
3. Psychological problems (80%)
4. Other nervous system problems (100%)
5. Recurrent flu-like illnesses (75%) - often with chronic sore throat.
6. Painful lymph nodes - especially on sides of neck and under the arms(60%).
7. Severe nasal and other allergies - often worsening of previous mild problems (40%).
8. Weight changes - usually gain (70%).
9. Muscle and joint aches with tender "trigger points" or Fibromyalgia(65%).
10. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, intestinal gas - "irritable bowel syndrome (50%).
11. Low grade fevers or feeling hot often (70%).
12. Night sweats (40%).
13. Heart palpitations (40%).
14. Severe premenstrual syndrome - PMS (70% of women).
15. Rash of herpes simplex or shingles (20%).
16. Uncomfortable or recurrent urination - pain in prostate (20%).
17. Other symptoms:
It is with regret that I learned that ill health has forced Dr. Goldstein to retire in April 2003. He will be greatly missed by his patients and those who benefited from his search for treatment and causes.
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