We have taken note of members requesting an ‘easy’ way to find out the time line of symptoms for each member and possibly how this can be updated.
We previously posted this suggestion back in 2011 and there was no interest at this time (possibly because we didn’t have the member numbers to make this worthwhile):
The aim of this thread is to allow people to clearly see the time line of symptoms of each member – for example
1 month – Anxiety (severe), insomnia (severe), muscle twitches (severe), headaches (moderate)
2 months – Anxiety (moderate), insomnia (severe), muscle twitches (slight)
3 months – Anxiety (moderate), insomnia (moderate), tinnitus (severe), dry mouth (severe), mouth ulcers (severe)
This helps to see what symptoms have been constant the whole time, which symptoms have come and gone completely, which symptoms have varied in intensity and symptoms that have started at a later date than the initial symptoms………Not only will this give an idea of what symptoms we all share and possible symptoms that may occur during the recovery process but also allows you to track your own progression. It is hard for me to recall exactly what symptoms I had at 5 months but I am sure if I had written them down exactly I would see MAJOR improvement and this can help us to feel positive.
You can continually edit your post and update it each month – so there should only be one comment per member and this comment will eventually show the full time line the member has had from injection to recovery.
We are looking at suggestions as to how we could set something like this up. We could possibly start a new section in the top admin bar and label it ‘Symptoms’. Each person could start their own post and list the symptoms they have experienced, the time frame and the severity. Members could then edit or add a comment to their post when they want to update their symptoms. This could then be an easy resource for people specifically looking at exactly what each member experienced, how long for and to what severity. It may be beneficial to make a template so that all the member posts are set up the same so they are easier to follow and understand. Any ideas on a template are very welcome!