I have entered another two month’s worth of numbers into my stats program and analyzed them. I had my best month ever in June, and it is easily visible in the chart included below. I had many days with only one or two symptoms, and felt much better, than I have since I became ill. The mean number of symptoms per day was 4 in both of these months, as opposed to 8 or more in past months.
Partly because I felt so good, I started sleeping less than I should so that I could start ramping up my work (6-7.5 hrs sleep). I should note that in July I was a bit more variable than June, with night sweats and headaches for almost a full week starting around the 6th and ending on the 12th. Also, perhaps due to lack of sleep, the week of the 18th was a bit worse with two bouts of severe fatigue on separate days and a lot of napping. In general, July was not as consistently good as June, but the average was still excellent. My wellbeing score is the best it’s been since last August; 0 or higher every day in June and most in July (trend is highly significant)
Here is an excerpt from my symptom graph showing the wonderful dip in June:
|Most Common Symptoms:
Some things to note about this graph:
- Thickness indicates number of days symptom was present in a month (max is 30 ,min is 0). Thus, swollen lymp nodes and headaches occur about half the time, while tremor and sound sensitivity occur only a few days a month.
- This chart indicates the most objective thing I have, the number of days on which a symptom occurred. It does not show severity. In June and July even frequent symptoms were less severe, a wonderful change in and of itself.