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Tell your doctor about ALL your symptoms and conditions

• Don’t keep things to yourself because you are embarrassed.

• Don’t tell your doctor your’e “fine” if you aren’t.

Keep a “Disability” journal, record things like:

• Daily pain levels

• Migraine frequency, length, and symptoms

• Household chores, hobbies, and social events

• Mood swings

• Medical tests – what, when, where, and who sent you

• Bad days

Keep a “Disability” journal, & record things like:

• Doctors’ names, addresses, and phone numbers

• Medication and side effects of medication

• Medical appointments

• How far you can walk

• How long you can sit or stand

• How much weight you can lift