Keeping an eye on our health and maximising the many choices we make each day can have tremendous impact on our quality of life. I firmly believe that we have the power to impact our life, dramatically, with each little choice.
Even though I’m not actively logging my Low Dose Naltrexone experiment any longer (please see my Etsy store for my How to Choose a Treatment Option with template for experiments), I keep track of a few key details.
Namely: Sleep hours and quality, three key symptoms (neck, back and fatigue), medicine/supplements, exercise and self-care.
By jotting down quick notes each day, I can see patterns arise and continue the good ones and work on the bad ones.
I believe self-efficacy is vital in managing pervasive symptoms like pain and fatigue. I also believe we are our own best advocate. And with brain fog as a likely issue, we need to write things down.
You can scribble notes in a journal, make a bullet journal or try a template.
I have one in my Etsy shop, it’s exactly what I use myself. There’s three options: apricot two to a page, blue and grey two to a page or apricot full page with additional symptoms and a notes section. You can print them out and put them in a pretty binder or punch a hole and tie ribbon. Or the apricot ones will fit in an existing A5 planner.
However you choose to do it, I would encourage you to keep track of your key symptoms in order to help you manage this beast.
More about fighting Fibromyalgia:
Why I’m Treating the Fibromyalgia as Naturally as Possible
Free Printables from Melissa vs Fibromyalgia Book
Spoonie Gifts – Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary? What to get a Friend with Fibromyalgia
My Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for Fibromyalgia One Year Experiment
My Video: How Tracking Symptoms Helps me Fight Fibromyalgia
I’d love to hear if you track your health and how it works for you.
If you’d like more information:
Come and join my free You vs Fibromyalgia micro course.
Come and join the conversation in the Melissa (you) vs Fibromyalgia Facebook group. Here I share my research, articles of interest I find and my content.