Dr needed info
Aug 3, 2013
I am starting a journal to help my doctor see what I am feeling in my body. I am seeing three people a psychologist, nutritionist, and my Infectious disease doctor. What information should I be including in this journal? My CD4 level is well below 200 and want to make sure they have all information available. Thank you.
Response from Dr. Young
Hi and thanks for posting.
I don't think that there's any single best answer to your question. Journaling your symptoms and thoughts can be a very effective way to note your experiences- for yourself, but when appropriate, for your care providers.
Keeping track of your symptoms, energy level, side effects of medication, questions and concerns can often be helpful-- but don't limit your journal to any set of commentary, but rather, just write down whatever it is that you think is relevant at the time.
Be well, BY
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