When many people think of a diary, they think of a leather-bound book full of heart doodles and teenage girl angst; the height of immaturity and self-absorption.
(Doesn’t anyone read the classics anymore?)
But a diary—or journal, if you prefer–provides more than an excellent way to record feelings, momentous events, and the general day-to-day. It allows patterns to be tracked.
Patterns are important when it comes to regulating a chronic illness. Areas to denote include:
- fibro fog
A diary helps keep the lines of communication open with a doctor, because it provides an accurate record of how fibromyalgia affects the patient day to day.
Whether by hand or electronic, all fibro patients should keep a diary as part of their fibro regulation routine.
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