Treatments Tried for Gulf War Illness

We are conducting a survey study to learn what treatments Gulf War veterans have tried to benefit their Gulf War illness symptoms – and what has worked. This study will seek to understand which treatments are helpful, harmful, or have no impact in easing the symptoms of Gulf War illness. We also welcome input from other veterans with similar problems, to learn how treatment effects differ and to identify other promising treatments.


We are enrolling a total of 1,000 study participants who meet the following criteria:

1.      Gulf War veterans: Veterans who were deployed to the Persian Gulf Region July 1990- August 1991 and have experienced health changes (Gulf War illness).


2.      Other veterans: Retired members of the military who have had environmental exposures in the military and experienced unexplained chronic multisymptom health changes.


Study participants will complete up to 8 online surveys. Each addresses a different aspect of your treatment experience or symptoms, or asks about factors, like exposures, that may lead to differences in the effect of a treatment. Each survey will take approximately 0.5 – 2 hours. The surveys will ask about your overall heath, well-being, symptoms, exposures, treatments you have tried and their effect, and your healthcare experience.

You can proceed to the next survey either immediately, or a week after a prior survey has been completed (or specify another time to be reminded). After each survey is completed, you will receive a $5 gift card to either or Starbucks (depending on your preference). The more you complete the more you will help.

If there is a chance you might be interested in participating, please contact us at (858)558-4950 x201, x203, or x210 or email us at to learn more. If you know of anyone else who might consider participating in our research study, perhaps you might be willing to pass on our contact information. We truly appreciate your participation and referrals.

Thank you for your time—and thank you, in advance, for your help, should you choose to provide it. We look forward to hearing from you.


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