Medication Journal / Calendar

October 4th, 2014      Email this article to a friend Email this article to a friend

Not too long ago I was recommended to start keeping track of my medication and mood changes in a journal. I think this is such a good idea, that I wanted to share it with you.

With the journal you can keep track of what medication changes do to your mood, etc.

It doesn’t have to be complicated, all you need is one of those ruled exercise books, or alternatively a dedicated “journal” calendar.

Medication journal

My entries are something like this:
September 2014

1 “Medication X” down to zero
2 Poor sleep
3 Poor sleep 🙁
4 “Medication X” back to 2.5 mg
7 Saw my doctor, “Medication X” down to zero, “Medication Y” up to 7.5 mg
10 Akathisia way worse
15 “Medication X” back to 2.5 mg, “Medication Y” back to 5 mg
16 Feeling stuck in medication choice. Still have insomnia.
21 Low in mood. 🙁
30 Chat with friend. Feel a bit better.
Etc

You can record these events both on a calendar (how I started), or in a more private journal (what I have now).

I invite you to try it out, especially when your medication changes a fair bit.

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