Past PPS Central Bi-Weekly (was Weekly) Opinion Polls
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Do you experience pain that you believe is either partially or totaly a direct or indirect result of having been infected by the polio virus?
38.5% - Constantly.
33.6% - Often.
13.9% - Occassionaly.
13.1% - Rarely.
0.8% - Never.
Total Votes: 122

Poll idea thanks to sshay: Do you experience "brain fatigue"?
45.8% - Often
29.1% - Occasionally
11.8% - Rarely
7.6% - Constantly
5.5% - Never
Total Votes: 144


Poll idea thanks to Mona: Did you contract polio after your tonsils were removed?
44.5% - No, tonsils were never removed.
21% - No, contracted polio before tonsils were removed
14% - Yes, 1 year to 5 years after.
5.4% - Yes, more than 10 years after.
5.4% - I don't know.
4.6% - Yes, 5 to 10 years after.
4.6% - Yes, 1 to 6 months after.
0% - Yes, 6 to 12 months after.
0% - Yes, less than one month after.
Total Votes: 128


Poll on for a very long time
Poll idea thanks to Ethel Jean Iutsi: After being out in the cold weather (below freezing) do you have redness, seems very hot to the touch,and pain in your lower limbs the day after?
30% - Never.
22.3% - Every Time.
21.5% - Often.
15.1% - Sometimes.
11% - Rarely.
Total Votes: 860


Weeks of June 12, 2003
Poll idea thanks to Bill Schreiner: As a person with PPS, to preserve muscle strength, do you think you should...
62.4% - Exercise, as you can, on a regular basis.
22.9% - Avoid the added use of your muscles whenever possible.
7.6% - Exercise, as you can, seldom or very little.
7% - Exercise, as you can, only on occasion.
Total Votes: 157


Weeks of April 15, 2003
Poll idea thanks to Malcolm C. Hessing: Have you used Alternative/Complementary Treatments for PPS?

46.5% - No
8.2% - Yes, A Combination of Treatments and they didn't help
7.5% - Yes, A Combination of Treatments and they helps
6.1% - Yes, Various Treatments and none helped
6.1% - Yes, Other and it helps
5.4% - Yes, Western Herbalism and it helps
4.7% - Yes, Magnets and they didn't help
4.7% - Yes, Magnets and they help
2.7% - Yes, Indian Herbalism and it didn't help
2% - Yes, Acupuncture and it didn't help
2% - Yes, Western Herbalism and it didn't help
1.3% - Yes, Acupuncture and it helps
0.6% - Yes, Chinese Herbalism and it didn't help
0.6% - Yes, Other and it didn't help
0.6% - Yes, Chinese Herbalism and it helps
0% - Yes, Indian Herbalism and it helps
Total Votes: 146


Weeks of March 19, 2003
Poll idea thanks to Mary Ramsey: Have you been diagnosed with Chronic Angina?

94.4% - No.
5.5% - Yes.
Total Votes: 127


Weeks of February 24, 2003
Poll idea thanks to Sara Bowlden: Have you been diagnosed with dependent edema (swelling below the knees)?

61.6% - No.
17.8% - Yes, in both polio affected limbs and polio 'unaffected' limbs.
16.4% - Yes, in polio affected limbs only.
4.1% - Yes, in polio 'unaffected' limbs only.
Total Votes: 146


Weeks of February 5, 2003
Poll idea thanks to C. Byrne: Have you been diagnosed with Essential Tremor Or Parkinsons?
81.9% - No, I have not been diagnosed with either Parkinsons or Essential Tremor.
10.8% - Yes, I have been diagnosed with Essential Tremor and the symptoms are worse with fatigue and/or stress.
3.6% - Yes, I have been diagnosed with Parkinsons and the symptoms are worse with fatigue and/or stress.
1.8% - Yes, I have been diagnosed with Parkinsons and the symptoms are not worse with fatigue and/or stress.
1.8% - Yes, I have been diagnosed with Essential Tremor and the symptoms are not worse with fatigue and/or stress.
Total Votes: 111


Weeks of January 10, 2003
Poll idea thanks to Linda Dickinson: Have You been diagnosed with diabetes?
78% - I have PPS and have NOT been diagnosed with diabetes.
17.9% - I have PPS and have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
2.8% - I have PPS and have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes.
1.1% - I have PPS and have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Total Votes: 173


Weeks of December 12, 2002
Poll idea thanks to Sara Zeigler-Tollett: Have You been diagnosed with hypertension?
54.5% - I have PPS and I have not been diagnosed with hypertension.
45.4% - I have PPS and I have been diagnosed with hypertension.
Total Votes: 143


Weeks of November 20, 2002
Poll idea thanks to Linda: When You are over tired, do you have difficulty urinating?
29.6% - Never, and I am female.
25.1% - Never, and I am male.
14% - Sometimes, and I am female.
8.8% - Sometimes, and I am male.
7.4% - Often, and I am female.
6.6% - Often, and I am male.
4.4% - Always, and I am male.
3.7% - Always, and I am female.
Total Votes: 135


Weeks of October 22, 2002
Poll idea thanks to Betty Denno: Does Hot weather seem to bring on your PPS symptoms?
37.7% - Never.
26.5% - Sometimes.
20.2% - Always.
15.3% - Often.
Total Votes: 143


Weeks of September 16, 2002
Poll idea thanks to Kaye Erickson: Do you experience pain/discomfort in any muscle group?
38.9% - Yes, severe pain/discomfort.
37.4% - Yes, tolerable pain/discomfort.
19.6% - Yes, mild pain/discomfort.
3.9% - No. Total Votes: 254


Weeks of August 13, 2002
Poll idea thanks to Deborah: I am a polio survivor and use respiratory support.
66.2% No, I don't use respiratory support
18.6% Yes, BiPap
9.6% Yes, C-Pap
3% Yes, other
2.4% Yes, trach
Total Votes: 166


Weeks of July 13, 2002
Poll idea thanks to PPMed: i am a polio survivor who has been diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome.
60% - No.
40% - Yes.
Total Votes: 120


Weeks of July 3, 2002
Poll idea thanks to Lora L. Selby: Do you experience 'small shock' like feelings in your muscles?
35.4% - Yes, often.
23.9% - No.
23.9% - Yes, sometimes.
8.3% - Yes, always or almost always.
8.3% - Yes, rarely.
Total Votes: 96


Weeks of June 11, 2002
Poll idea thanks to PPMed: I am a polio survivor and I have a difficult time holding my head up.
56.6% - No.
16.5% - Yes, sometimes.
14.9% - Yes, often.
5.8% - Yes, always or almost always.
5.8% - Yes, rarely.
Total Votes: 187


Weeks of May 28, 2002
Poll idea thanks to Janet Spock: Do you exercise on a regular basis?
44% - No.
16% - Yes, and it's helped with my endurance.
16% - Yes, and it's helped with my strength.
12.8% - Yes, and it has not helped with my endurance.
11.2% Yes, and it has not helped with my strength.
Total Votes: 125


Weeks of May 8, 2002
Poll idea thanks to Rob Morris: Have you been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease?
63.4% - No
12.1% - Yes, Other
6.9% - Yes, Rhematoid Arthritis
5.2% - Yes, Psoriasis
4.3% - Yes, More than one
3.4% - Yes, Lupus
2.6% - Yes, Graves Disease
0.8% - Yes, Multiple Sclerosis
0.8% - Yes, Type I Diabetes
0% - Yes, Idiopathic Pulminary Fibrosis
Total Votes: 115


Weeks of April 25, 2002
Have you ever had a vaso vagal syncope event (fainting when you get very scared, surprised or excited - common in younger and otherwise perfectly healthy people.)?
81.5% - No or Not that I know of [happens to children a lot].
8.6% - Yes, Once.
6.5% - Yes, it happens to me occasionally.
3.2% - Yes, it happens to me often.
Total Votes: 92


Weeks of April 1, 2002
Poll idea thanks to Carol Grosbier: Have you been diagnosed with gastroparesis (the stomach takes too long to empty its contents)?
81.6% - No.
18.4% - Yes,often.
Total Votes: 125


Weeks of March 12, 2002
Have you been been diagnosed with Gastro esophageal reflux disease?
56% - No.
44% - Yes,often.
Total Votes: 175


Weeks of Feb. 15, 2002
Poll idea thanks to Carmen Myrna Douglass: Have you experienced unexplained pneumonia, recurrent bronchitis, and/or asthma symptoms?
47.1% - No.
33.9% - Yes,often.
11.4% - Yes,sometimes.
7.4% - Yes, rarely.
Total Votes: 174


Weeks of Jan. 2, 2002
Poll idea thanks to Carmen Bernal González: Do you often have some unexplained itching in a well localized area on your body?
41.2% - Yes,often.
25.5% - No.
20.3% - Yes, seldom.
12.3% - Yes, all the time.
Total Votes: 211


Weeks of Dec. 18, 2001
Poll idea thanks to Helena Edwards: I am a polio survivor and have the following number of children:
14.3% - I'm a female with more daughters than sons.
14.3% - I'm a female with more sons than daughters.
13.7% - I'm female with an equal number of sons and daughters
13.2% - I'm a female with no children.
11.4% - I'm a male with more daughters than sons.
10.3% - I'm a male with an equal number of sons and daughters
7.4% I'm a female with one son.
5.1% - I'm a male with more sons than daughters.
2.8% - I'm a male with one daughter.
2.8% - I'm a male with one son.
2.2% - I'm a male with no children.
1.7% - I'm a female with one daughter.
Total Votes: 174


Weeks of Dec. 3, 2001
Poll idea thanks to Janice Standish: In a 8-12 hour day, how much time do you need to spend in total rest?
23% - 1-2 hours.
18.5% - 2-3 hours.
13.2% - none.
12.3% - less than 1 hour.
11.5% - 7 hours.
6.1% - 3-4 hours.
6.1% - 4-5 hours.
4.4% - 5-6 hours.
4.4% - 6-7 hours.
Total Votes: 113


Weeks of Nov. 2, 2001
I am a polio survivor with PPS and my blood type is:
37.5% O
24.1% A
13.7% O-
7.7% AB
7.3% B
4.7% A-
3.8% AB-
0.8% B-
Total Votes: 232


Weeks of Oct. 8, 2001
Poll idea thanks to Royce: Do your knees jerk at night when you go to bed?
50% Never or very seldom.
30.5% - Often, no matter what I do or don't do.
17.5% - Only if I have done more exercise or walking than I normally do.
1.9% - Only if I have done less exercise or walking than I normally do.
Total Votes: 154


Weeks of Aug. 21, 2001
Poll idea thanks to Meg Magnan: Do you usually have a high sedimentation rate?
65.6% -No.
20.2% - Yes, and I've never been told it's either polio or PPS related.
14.1% - Yes, and I've been told it's either polio or PPS related.
Total Votes: 99


Weeks of July 26, 2001
Poll idea thanks to Jan Terry: Do you experience a painful burning and cramping sensation in your thigh muscles when walking?
53.1% - Yes, but only after I've been walking for awhile.
40% - No or very seldom.
6.8% - Yes, but only at the start of my walk, it goes away as I walk more.
Total Votes: 160


Weeks of June 11, 2001
Poll idea thanks to William Carter, Ph.D.: Do you have tinitus or roaring sounds in your ears?
27.7% - Yes, often.
26.5% - No.
21.3% - Yes, all the time.
13.8% - Yes, rarely.
10.4% - Yes, sometimes.
Total Votes: 173


Weeks of May 22, 2001
Poll idea thanks to James Baum: Has polio weakened parts of your body and caused deformities in what were thought to be healthy parts of your body?
NOTE: this poll was online for over a month.
84.5% - Yes.
15.4% - No.
Total Votes: 292


Weeks of May 2, 2001
Poll idea thanks to Larry Kohout: Have you experienced phlebitis or blood clots?
82.4% - No.
13.8% - Yes, more than once.
2.7% - Yes, once.
Total Votes: 108


Weeks of April 3, 2001
Poll idea thanks to Maryellen Judge: Have you found sleepiness increasing as time goes on?
50.4% - Yes, I am much more sleepy usually now than I used to be.
25.6% - Yes, I am a little more sleepy usually now than I used to be.
13.5% - No, I am no more sleepy usually now than I used to be.
5.8% - No, I am much less sleepy usually now than I used to be.
4.5% - No, I am a little less sleepy usually now than I used to be.
Total Votes: 222


Weeks of March 20, 2001
Poll idea thanks to Craig Kuentz: Compared to others, how much salt do you like on your food?
25.5% - I like a little less salt than most.
19% - I don't like salt on my food at all.
17.3% - I like a lot less salt than most.
15.1% - I like a lot more salt than most.
12.5% - I like a little more salt than most.
10.3% - I like as much salt as most.
Total Votes: 184


Weeks of March 6, 2001
Poll idea thanks to Ethel Glennon: Do you have headaches upon awaking?
29% - Very Rarely.
22.4% - Occasionally.
21.7% - Never.
17% - Often.
8.8% - Always.
Total Votes: 147


Weeks of February 20, 2001
Poll idea thanks to Carmen Bernal Gonzalez: Do you have excessive body hair?
86.5% - No, I think I have what's considered a 'normal' amount of body hair for my age and/or sex.
9.7% - Yes, everywhere.
3.6% - Yes, but only on the polio 'affected' limbs.
0% - Yes, but only on the polio 'non-affected' limbs.
Total Votes: 82


Weeks of February 6, 2001
Poll idea thanks to Sandy: Do you suffer from periods of nausea?
54.1% - No.
21.3% - Yes, but very rarely.
17.5% - Yes, occasionaly.
6.8% - Yes, often or always.
Total Votes: 131


Weeks of January 23, 2001
Poll idea thanks to Joan Deverell: Do you suffer from bowel problems that may have resulted from having had polio?
46.5% - I have no bowel problems.
27.9% - Yes.
25.5% - I have bowel problems, but I don't think they were caused by having had polio.
Total Votes: 129


Weeks of January 9, 2001
Poll idea thanks to Sally Ekola: Do you have digestive difficulties that may be related to having had polio?
41% - No, I have no digestivedifficulties.
39.7% - Yes.
19.1% - Yes, I have digestive difficulties but I don't think any are related to having had polio.
Total Votes: 146


Weeks of December 12, 2000
Poll idea thanks to Mary Lester: Do you get 'PPS fatigue' only with physical exertion or do you have 'PPS fatigue' on a regular basis?
38.2% - Both.
31.3% - Regular Basis.
27.9% - Only with physical exertion.
2.4% - I don't experience 'PPSfatigue'.
Total Votes: 204


Weeks of November 28, 2000
Poll idea thanks to Dinah Foweraker: Do you experience tinnitus(ringing in the ears)?
25.3% - Rarely.
22% - Always.
20.7% - Never.
16.8% - Often.
14.9% - Sometimes.
Total Votes: 154


Weeks of November 7, 2000
Poll idea thanks to: Isabel Pereira dos Santos Is there a difference in the way your 'polio limbs' and 'non-polio limbs' react (to temp. extreems):
50% - To the cold.
21.7% - To both.
20.6% - I have no 'non-polio limbs'.
4.3% - To neither.
3.2% - To the heat.
Total Votes: 92


Weeks of October 17, 2000
Hyptertension:
44.4% - I have been diagnosed with High Blood Pressure.
39.8% - I have been found to have 'normal' Blood Pressure.
8.4% - Don't know.
7.1% - I have been diagnosed with Low Blood Pressure.
Total Votes: 153


Weeks of October 4, 2000
Poll idea thanks to Patricia Youmans: Do you have any numbness?
35.4% - rarely, and only when I do something to cause it.
32.7% - yes in various areas of my body.
20.9% - yes in many areas of my body.
10.9% - no not at all.
Total Votes: 110


Weeks of September,12 2000
Poll idea thanks to Dolores Light: Do you experience "eye twitching"?
61.1% No,I do not experience eye twitching.
23.1% Yes, I experience eye twitching which has increased as my muscles have become weaker.
15.6% Yes, I experience eye twitching which has not increased as my muscles have become weaker.
Total Votes: 134


Weeks of August 29, 2000
Poll idea thanks to Stephan Lehner: Are you affected by extremities that are tingly?
38.5% No, I don't experience any tingling in my extremities.
32.2% Yes, I experience some tingling in my extremities.
23.6% Yes, I experience a lot of tingling in my extremities.
5.5% Yes, I experience very little tingling in my extremities.
Total Votes: 127


Weeks of August 15, 2000
Overall Heat intolerance:
44.2% I suffer from overall heat intolerance but never used to.
29.8% I don't suffer from overall heat intolerance and never have.
25.9% I suffer from overall heat intolerance and always have.
0% I don't suffer from overall heat intolerance but used to.
Total Votes: 104


Weeks of August 1, 2000
How physically active were you before and after you caught & recovered from polio?
45.1% I was very physically active before & after polio.
14.1% I was very physically active before polio & not very active after polio.
13.2% I was very physically active before polio & somewhat active after polio.
7% I was somewhat physically active before & after polio.
6.1% I was not very physically active before or after polio.
4.4% I was not very physically active before polio & somewhat active after polio.
4.4% I was somewhat physically active before polio & not very active after polio.
3.5% I was somewhat physically active before polio & very active after polio.
1.7% I was not very physically active before polio & very active after polio.
Total Votes: 113


Weeks of July 11, 2000
When I need pain medication for post-surgery or a major owie:
33.9% I need the *normal* amount of pain medication.
13.7% I need a larger dose than *normal*, but I very seldom take pain meds.
13.7% I need a larger dose than *normal*.
11.9% I need a larger dose than *normal*, but I've been on pain meds for a long time.
9.1% I need a smaller dose than *normal*, but I very seldom take pain meds.
8.2% I need a smaller dose than *normal*.
7.3% I've never needed pain medication, so I don't know.
1.8% I need a smaller dose than *normal*, but I've been on pain meds for a long time.
Total Votes: 109


Weeks of June 13, 2000
Poll idea thanks to Kris Weidert: After first informing your physician(s)about symptoms such as unusual weakness & or fatigue, how much time transpired before getting a PPS diagnosis?
30.8% 0-1 year.
21.2% 1 to 3 years.
15.9% 10 years and over.
14.8% 7 to 10 years.
11.7% 3 to 5 years.
5.3% 5 to 7 years.
Total Votes: 94


Weeks of June 13, 2000
Poll idea thanks to Harold Mills: Do you ever have flu-like symptoms without having the flu or other known virus/infection causing it?
33.8% Yes, often.
29.8% No.
20.1% Yes, sometimes.
9.6% Yes, all the time.
6.4% Yes, rarely.
Total Votes: 124

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