How can keeping track of my endo symptoms help me?

Keeping track of endo symptoms is really important, and it can be really useful.

There's no specific way you have to do it. But as long as you're writing down all of your symptoms and how they affect your everyday life is a really important one, then you can take it to your GP, and you can say to them, look, this is happening on these days, especially if it's like cyclical and related to your period, and it just gives you some black and white evidence on what's happening and when and the true impact it has on your life.

Because sometimes if you go to a GP and you haven't seen them for a little while or you haven't met them before, it's really hard to sort of in that moment go back and think about everything that happens to you over the month or everything that's happened to you over the last six months or anything like that.

So having it written down in black and white, it's all there. It's at your fingertips. And sometimes, unfortunately, we get a little bit dismissed by doctors and everything. So if it's written down, then they have a bit of a tougher time dismissing you. So, yeah, it's really important to keep track of your symptoms and can really help you.

Actually, you can use it to look back and go, right. Well, I did this on this day, and then the next day I had to flare up. So maybe it's that that triggers it and you can go back on your symptoms and you can look at it and go, well, if I try this, maybe that might help. So keeping track of symptoms is a really good tool.

Jodie Hughes

Researcher & Charity Founder

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