anyone done a mood journel?

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PainNdaGut
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   Posted 3/17/2007 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
hey all, I am fairly new to the forums, and mostly read, but have posted some in crohns. I am newly dxed with aniexty/panic and bipolor disorder w/o mania.  I have always had a degree of social aniexty, but since my health has seen better days, the p/a have been more and more frequent.(daily and mostly at night)  I have started taking low dose of klonopin witch seems to have helped so far, Now my psych dr wants me to do a mood journel...starting with a "normal" mood.  I don't know what "normal" is...I have had bouts with depression for atleast 20 yrs maybe more (i'm 42). Any help anyone can give on these journels would be appreciated.  thanks!
 Crohns disease in TI,  and involving entire bowel, crohns colitis, entopathic arthritis, diabetes, sleep apnea, hidradentis suppurativa, low potassium, depression, aniety disorder, high bp and cholestrol, obesity, allergies year round, edema legs....asacol 2400 mg, 6mp 75mgs, Nexium 40 mg, micro-K 32 mg, wellbutrin 300 mg, allegra 180mg, Nasacort AQ, Zocor 40mg, Diovan HCT  & spirodactone . (I feel like a pharmacy) new dx aniexty panic disorder and bipolor w/o mania.


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   Posted 3/17/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I kept a journal when I was in hospital last year suffering with depression and anxiety. I didnt actually look back on it until this year and I was stunned at the things I had written and how my modd changed from day to day.
It did make me realise by reading it, how good my 'good' days were and so when I do have a low day, I focus on how I feel on my good days and how not every day is a bad day.

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jordaNZone
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   Posted 3/17/2007 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Just a suggestion..how about rating your days mood on a scale of 1 to 10 to start with..just so you get a fix on whats happening..10 - being a fantastic mood..best you could ever be and 1 - being a fantastically Low mood..the worst you could imagine..and maybe you could do the same scale with anxiety if it proves to be a prob.
Think I may try this myself..just to see where I am at :-)
 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/17/2007 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats the way I would do one as well on the scale of 1 to 10 good thinking Maree
I kept one like that yrs ago still have it boy it makes for some wild reading long after the fact
Good luck I have done a journal for my crohns as well a bit different though
Let us know how you make out and do not be a stranger okay
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PainNdaGut
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   Posted 3/17/2007 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the replys - sure makes more sense doing the 1-10 approch then what the dr tried to explaine. the dr had me sooo confused. I have never thought about the crohns one, but seems like I should probably start one since it has a mind of its own. thanks again!
 Crohns disease in TI,  and involving entire bowel, crohns colitis, entopathic arthritis, diabetes, sleep apnea, hidradentis suppurativa, low potassium, depression, aniety disorder, high bp and cholestrol, obesity, allergies year round, edema legs....asacol 2400 mg, 6mp 75mgs, Nexium 40 mg, micro-K 32 mg, wellbutrin 300 mg, allegra 180mg, Nasacort AQ, Zocor 40mg, Diovan HCT  & spirodactone . (I feel like a pharmacy) new dx aniexty panic disorder and bipolor w/o mania.


debaser
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   Posted 3/17/2007 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
If you're anything like me, you should split up the day into four parts and assign a number to each: Morning, mid-morning/early afternoon, evening, night.

You could write it all at night before bed, having kept mental notes regarding how you felt earlier. You may eventually notice a pattern...for example, maybe you tend to have your worst mood in the morning or at night before bed. It may help you and your doctor decide how to approach therapy. Tracking what kind of food you eat and how your Crohn's is doing isn't a bad idea, either.

I thought about doing something similar, but very elaborate with a spreadsheet and all of that. I still may. This stuff is so vague it's driving me nuts.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/18/2007 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Debaser it might be a great idea for you to do one and especially in your way
I find looking back I can now laugh at some things I would be balling face off at before


PainIN thegut
My crohns one is good for me and foods I eat what happens pain levels all of it great to take to the GI with you
Stick around there are a couple of " Crohnies" here
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