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    What should be the top priority for the reformed All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ME?

    • XMRV (47%, 913 Votes)
    • Benefits (23%, 442 Votes)
    • Medical Education (14%, 274 Votes)
    • MRC Research (6%, 108 Votes)
    • NHS Services (4%, 78 Votes)
    • NICE Guideline Review (4%, 74 Votes)
    • Severely affected (2%, 47 Votes)
    • Children's Issues (1%, 15 Votes)
    • None of the above (0%, 7 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 1,958

Start Date: July 30, 2010 @ 3:45 pm
End Date: August 31, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

    Before you became ill with ME/CFS how much physical exercise did you normally take?

    • Below average (30%, 429 Votes)
    • Above average (24%, 339 Votes)
    • Average (23%, 325 Votes)
    • A lot (21%, 297 Votes)
    • Very little (2%, 45 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 1,435

Start Date: June 30, 2010 @ 3:41 pm
End Date: July 30, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

    If you have had an ATOS medical assessment in relation to a DLA or ESA benefit application, how do you rate the procedure?

    • Dreadful (70%, 327 Votes)
    • Very poor (16%, 76 Votes)
    • Poor (7%, 32 Votes)
    • Neutral (3%, 12 Votes)
    • Excellent (2%, 10 Votes)
    • Good (2%, 10 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 467

Start Date: June 2, 2010 @ 3:25 pm
End Date: June 30, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

    If your ME/CFS was triggered by a vaccination, which vaccine was involved?

    • Hepatitis B (57%, 338 Votes)
    • Flu (9%, 51 Votes)
    • Other (7%, 41 Votes)
    • BCG (6%, 33 Votes)
    • Cannot remember (5%, 31 Votes)
    • Combination (5%, 27 Votes)
    • Tetanus (3%, 18 Votes)
    • Meningitis (3%, 17 Votes)
    • MMR (2%, 14 Votes)
    • Polio (2%, 10 Votes)
    • Hepatitis A (1%, 7 Votes)
    • Typhoid (0%, 4 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 591

Start Date: April 30, 2010 @ 3:20 pm
End Date: June 2, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

    Do you think that XMRV is likely to be directly involved in causing ME/CFS?

    • Possibly (42%, 261 Votes)
    • Probably (18%, 113 Votes)
    • Definitely (15%, 94 Votes)
    • Unlikely (13%, 82 Votes)
    • Not sure (9%, 57 Votes)
    • No chance (3%, 14 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 621

Start Date: April 1, 2010 @ 3:18 pm
End Date: April 30, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

    The NHS spends over £4m a year on homeopathic treatments and hospitals. Should they do so?

    • No (50%, 344 Votes)
    • Yes (35%, 242 Votes)
    • Not sure (15%, 97 Votes)
    • Total Voters: 683

Start Date: March 6, 2010 @ 3:16 pm
End Date: April 1, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

    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