Multiple Sclerosis Health Record Software
People with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) should keep health records to effectively manage their condition and monitor its progression. MS is a complex neurological disorder with a wide range of symptoms that can vary from person to person and even day to day. By maintaining a health journal, individuals with MS can track their symptoms, such as fatigue, muscle weakness, numbness, and balance issues, along with potential triggers like stress or temperature changes.
Measurings such as mobility assessments, muscle strength, and cognitive function can help gauge the impact of the disease on daily life. Regular lab tests, such as MRI scans and blood work, are essential to monitor disease activity and the effectiveness of treatments. Records of medications taken, such as disease-modifying therapies or symptom management drugs, can ensure adherence and help identify any side effects or interactions. Additionally, noting doctor visits and procedures, such as physical therapy or counseling, can aid in comprehensive care planning.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Considering discussing #stress management strategies with the healthcare provider to better cope with work-related stressors. Will prioritize rest and self-care in the coming days to manage fatigue.
Experienced moderate #fatigue throughout the day. Noticed increased muscle weakness in the legs and mild tingling sensations in the hands. Slight difficulty with balance while #walking, especially during the afternoon.
Possible #stress trigger due to a work deadline today, which may have contributed to increased fatigue and worsened symptoms.
Took daily dose of disease-modifying therapy #interferon_beta-1a in the morning as prescribed. Also, used #ibuprofen in the afternoon to manage mild #headache and muscle discomfort.
Performed the timed 25-foot #walk_test and noted a slower pace compared to yesterday. Conducted a muscle strength assessment; observed a slight decline in leg muscle strength.
Scheduled an #MRI scan next week to monitor disease activity.
Upcoming appointment with neurologist #Dr.Brown in two weeks to discuss recent symptoms and MRI results.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.