Information tool both for you and your doctor is a Medical Diary
Another useful information tool both for you and your doctor is a medical diary. In this diary, keep track of your visits to the doctor, noting down meticulously when and why. In addition, maintain a list of treatments undertaken, along with the following details: side effects; copies of your test results; and a record of symptoms, their severity and possible triggers. This diary will not only serve as a useful record of your illness, but will also provide your doctor with valuable diagnostic clues, which may help him to tailoring your treatment appropriately. Many people also find that the very act of recording their feelings and emotions in a different section of the diary can be therapeutic as well, as it allows them to ventilate your feelings!
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