A pain diary may help you and your doctor find out what makes your pain better or worse. Use the diary below to keep track of when you have pain, how bad it is, and what you are doing to treat it.
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These faces show how much something can hurt. The face on the left shows no pain. The other faces in turn show more and more pain. The face on the right shows very much pain. You can use these faces to know what number to use to show how much you or a child hurts right now.
Pain control diary
Pain scale rating
Medicine and dose
Other pain relief methods
Side effects from pain medicine
Questions to ask my doctor
Current as of: November 20, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Michael S. Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Michael S. Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology