Submitted by: NWPF
Category: Your Doctor
By tracking your day you often get to see certain trends develop. An example might be that one hour prior to your scheduled medication you always feel your symptoms more – a more pronounced tremor, more rigidity or more shuffling of the feet. This may indicate that the meds you last took aren’t lasting up to your next schedule dose. In this case, if the doctor sees a trend, he/she might decide to move your doses closer together so there’s less of a lull before your next dose. See if you can keep a log for a week and bring it with you to your next appointment. Even better, ask the doctor which format of a log he/she might prefer. This gets a little buy in from the doc and when you show up with it on the next visit the doc might think it was his or hers own idea and pay it a little more attention.