I Have Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but it Doesn't Have Me!
What is a Symptom Journal?
A symptom journal is a way to track your progress. It does not have to be elaborate. I use a planner (calendar) and write down my top five symptoms in capital letters each day. For example: MIGRAINE, INSOMNIA, HEART BURN, NECK, AND SHOULDERS.
The less prominent symptoms I record in lowercase letters.
For example: arms, hands, wrists, bladder, and feet. This way I can look back and see the areas of my body that were "cycling out" the calcium phosphates and reversing my fibromyalgia to compare over time.
Often progress is subtle and it's easy to forget with a "fibro-fogged" brain from day to day how you felt.
Find a method in keeping a Symptom Journal that works for YOU and stick with it. You will be glad you did it later!
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