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Disability Lawyers in Ohio Discuss the Types of Useful Diaries

Posted on September 28, 2015

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Our disability lawyers in Ohio find it important to maintain regular diaries regarding your symptoms and associated limitations and restrictions because they strengthen your claim for Social Security disability benefits. Each diary should focus on a symptom, like:

  • Fever – Many conditions cause day and/or night fevers that interfere with your work and also important signs of your disease process and progression. You can chart when you have your fevers and your temperature.
  • Fatigue – Many conditions or side effects of prescription drugs and/or medical treatments for your conditions could cause episodes of fatigue. You should record when you experience fatigue, how severe your fatigue is on a scale of 1 (least severe) to 10 (most severe), the affected parts of your body, whether you need to lie down or rest and, if so, for how long.
  • Syncope – Syncope, or fainting, is often associated with conditions that are difficult to prove, like Meniere’s disease (disorder of the inner ear), or symptoms of cardiovascular impairments. For each episode, disability lawyers in Ohio recommend noting the date, time, duration, your symptoms after the episode (like loss of concentration), and preventive measures.
  • Headache – Chronic headaches and migraines are conditions diagnosed based upon self-reported symptoms rather than objective evidence. Headaches could also be symptoms associated with other conditions. When you have a headache, record the date, duration, severity, location of the pain, whether the headache is accompanied by other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light and/or sound, and what medications or other actions you took to relieve the pain.
  • Pain – Many conditions also cause pain. Record when you experience the pain, pain location, severity, and duration, what you were doing, and what you did to relieve the pain.

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