Originally Posted by reallywant
Thank you so much! Exec-I'm going to go to the thread you provided. I've been reading here everyday for two years. I don't post a lot though. I am very grateful for all of the support.
I've had more pain lately. I don't know why. I think I may be overdoing it. Either that, or something else is going on. I do keep a journal, but I need to be more specific in describing how I'm feeling.
You're very welcome.
Yes, keeping a journal may very well help you zero in on what's going on. Be sure to include your general activity level for the day, what you ate (in general), how much you slept, how you felt when you woke up, at mid-day, and at night. Looking backwards, you might start to notice a trend(s). For example, it could be sleep related, food related, or as you suspect, activity related. What you eat today, is your fuel for tomorrow. How much activity you partake in today, generally effects you tomorrow. These are the types of things you want to start to identify. Once you identify "triggers" of your pain, you can then try to avoid them as much as possible....Or at least manage them.
For me, however I feel when I wake up in the morning, almost always drives my day. If I wake up feeling bad, it's normally a bad day, and vice versa. Everyone is different, and depending on your specific condition, pain, and etc., hopefully you'll be able to narrow it down and then manage accordingly.
Best of luck to you.