NST does involve some initial detective work in finding the message
of your symptoms, and then the course of action needed, we will
need to discover the circumstances that may well have triggered
your immune system to break down, leading to the development of
QUESTIONS WE WILL EXPLORE IN SESSION 1
YOUR SYMPTOMS & DIAGNOSIS: Tell
me about your symptoms, and how long you have been ill. Have you
had a formal diagnosis from a medical practitioner?
BEFORE YOU BECAME ILL: Tell
me about any life challenges you may have been facing in the two
years, and especially the few weeks or months, before you became
ill, such as family relationships, bereavement, difficulties at
work, challenges or loss of a job, etc. What was happening in
your life when you first became ill?
SINCE YOU BECAME ILL: Tell me
your life has changed since you became ill. What activities are
you no longer able to do? What activities are you still able to
do, if any? Are you able to do anything that you enjoy doing?
WHEN YOUR SYMPTOMS BECOME MOST SEVERE:
Have you noticed times when your symptoms become strongest? If
so, please think about what is happening in your life at these
times. Tell me about these times. And tell me what you do when
your symptoms are at their strongest.
WHEN YOUR SYMPTOMS IMPROVE:
Have you noticed times when your symptoms become weakest? If so,
please think about what is happening in your life at these times.
Tell me about these times. And tell me what you do when your symptoms
are at their weakest.
YOUR SUPPORT NETWORK: Do you
have anyone to support you through these above challenges? If
yes, who supports you and in what ways?
WHO DO YOU SUPPORT? Do you have
any responsibility for anyone besides yourself? If yes, please
tell me who and describe the ways you care or support other people
and/or carry out your work.
OTHER TREATMENTS YOU HAVE TRIED: What other treatments or medications have you tried and tell me how they helped or did not help you.