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    Should assisting severely ill/disabled people to commit suicide be a criminal offence?

    • Never (33%, 376 Votes)
    • Rarely (26%, 304 Votes)
    • Sometimes (24%, 273 Votes)
    • Always (12%, 139 Votes)
    • Not sure (5%, 62 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 1,154

Start Date: February 1, 2010 @ 3:13 pm
End Date: March 6, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

    Should doctors be free to prescribe unproven/unlicensed drugs or supplements for people with ME/CFS?

    • Never (32%, 239 Votes)
    • Sometimes (29%, 215 Votes)
    • Always (17%, 126 Votes)
    • Occasionally (11%, 82 Votes)
    • Not sure (11%, 80 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 742

Start Date: January 6, 2010 @ 3:11 pm
End Date: February 1, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    Overall, how has your ME/CFS health been during 2009?

    • Major deterioration (29%, 225 Votes)
    • Variable (26%, 199 Votes)
    • Minor deterioration (19%, 144 Votes)
    • Minor improvement (12%, 90 Votes)
    • Static (10%, 76 Votes)
    • Major improvement (4%, 37 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 771

Start Date: December 2, 2009 @ 3:08 pm
End Date: January 6, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    Have you found the recent publicity and controversy over the XMRV virus, prostate cancer and ME/CFS...

    • promising? (38%, 286 Votes)
    • potentially useful (24%, 182 Votes)
    • uplifting? (19%, 144 Votes)
    • confusing? (8%, 60 Votes)
    • worrying? (5%, 41 Votes)
    • potentially damaging? (6%, 41 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 754

Start Date: November 1, 2009 @ 3:04 pm
End Date: December 2, 2009 @ 3:04 pm

    What was your overall state of health and fitness before developing ME/CFS?

    • Excellent (44%, 712 Votes)
    • Good (38%, 626 Votes)
    • Average (12%, 192 Votes)
    • Poor (3%, 52 Votes)
    • Very poor (2%, 26 Votes)
    • Cannot remember (1%, 23 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 1,631

Start Date: September 30, 2009 @ 3:01 pm
End Date: November 1, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    Overall, how would you describe the attitude of doctors involved in benefit (eg DLA) assessments.

    • Hostile (39%, 170 Votes)
    • Unhelpful (39%, 169 Votes)
    • Impartial (9%, 41 Votes)
    • Helpful (7%, 29 Votes)
    • Very helpful (6%, 27 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 436

Start Date: September 1, 2009 @ 2:45 pm
End Date: November 2, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

    Have you ever taken probiotics? - health supplements that contain 'good bacteria'.

    • Never taken probiotics (30%, 236 Votes)
    • Didn't find them helpful (27%, 206 Votes)
    • Found them helpful (22%, 173 Votes)
    • Found them very helpful (16%, 120 Votes)
    • Felt worse (3%, 22 Votes)
    • Felt a lot worse (2%, 17 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 774

Start Date: August 1, 2009 @ 2:41 pm
End Date: September 10, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

    At what age did your ME/CFS symptoms first occur?

    • 20-29 (23%, 634 Votes)
    • 30-39 (23%, 627 Votes)
    • 40-49 (19%, 507 Votes)
    • 13-19 (16%, 447 Votes)
    • 50-59 (8%, 206 Votes)
    • Under 12 (6%, 166 Votes)
    • 60-69 (2%, 57 Votes)
    • No clear onset (1%, 38 Votes)
    • 70+ (1%, 18 Votes)
    • Cannot remember (1%, 11 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 2,711

Start Date: July 1, 2009 @ 2:37 pm
End Date: November 2, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

    What effect does hot weather have on your ME/CFS?

    • Feel much worse (40%, 488 Votes)
    • Feel a bit worse (20%, 246 Votes)
    • Feel a bit better (19%, 236 Votes)
    • No change (11%, 128 Votes)
    • Feel much better (10%, 121 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 1,219

Start Date: June 1, 2009 @ 2:34 pm
End Date: August 30, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

    In the past year, how much have you spent on treatments for ME/CFS not available on the NHS?

    • £100 - £500 (26%, 157 Votes)
    • Nothing (22%, 136 Votes)
    • £1,000 - £5,000 (19%, 115 Votes)
    • £500 - £1,000 (15%, 94 Votes)
    • Less than £100 (12%, 71 Votes)
    • £5,000 - £10,000 (4%, 23 Votes)
    • More than £10,000 (2%, 15 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 611

Start Date: May 1, 2009 @ 2:30 pm
End Date: November 2, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

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