Create a Symptom Diary
Is your body behaving differently?
A symptom diary* will keep track of your body changes and symptoms. This will help you prepare for your doctor's appointment and record precise information so that you can share this with your doctor.
It will help your doctor understand the severity of your symptoms and how long you've experienced them.
From there, the right decisions can be made on which tests are the most appropriate.
How to fill out the diary
- Make a note of any new or different symptoms you face in each column.
- Tick the days that you experience them.
- Below, make a note of the time of day you experience the symptom and anything that triggers it (i.e. a type of food, sleep changes, or stress).
- In the bottom row, describe the symptom and the impact it is having on your life (e.g. if it's pain, is it sharp, aching, does it spread to another part of the body? Is it interfering with work, or sleep?)
You can download the diary and print it out here:
*we were delighted that our symptom diary was featured by the Daily Mail.
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