Medical Journals

For those with chronic conditions that might need monitored I recommend keeping a log book. With each entry you want to put the date, time (approximate or exact if at all possible), symptoms, duration of symptoms, changes in symptoms (severity or new/gone symptoms), if there is pain to be documented you want to use a pain scale of 0-10 documented with a designation as “PS:”, if it is chronically increasing pain condition (very, VERY RARE) I would also use “OPS:” as a description of what you think it USED to be in comparison to the new variants based on the symptoms now and what they used to be accompanied by, weather status as well as the pressure levels which can be found at http://www.wunderground.com is one site that provides this information can be beneficial information to explain some things.

Also for the over head record you might want to consider this recommended information by the U.S. National Library of Medicine

You should keep track of any diagnosed medical conditions because your doctor will only have records of what you tell them or they “analyze” in their office. But only you know your body and we all have to take control of our medical conditions as best we can.

In fact, you may have many charts at several doctors’ offices, any hospitals, and/or emergency care offices across many states. To keep track of all this information, it’s a good idea to keep your own records.

Information to keep in a personal health record should be:

  • Your name, birth date, blood type and emergency contact
  • Date of last physical
  • Dates and results of tests and screenings
  • Major illnesses and surgeries, with dates
  • A list of your medicines, dosages and how long you’ve taken them
  • Any allergies
  • Any chronic diseases
  • Any history of illnesses in your family

From: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/personalhealthrecords.html

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