About the Fibro Log

Many things can affect the pain associated with fibromyalgia, including stress1, daily activities2, and even weather3. Your pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms can fluctuate day to day, so it is important to communicate regularly with your health care provider and make the most of each appointment.

The Fibro Log can help you track the everyday things that may have an impact on your pain. When you understand what makes your pain worse, you can begin to work on ways to reduce or deal with your pain “triggers.” The more you know about how your body reacts, the more you can be in control. And being in better control may help you be less afraid and better able to manage your pain.


1 Gupta. Psychological stress and fibromyalgia: a review of the evidence suggesting a neuroendocrine link. Arthritis Res Ther 2004, 6:98-106

2 Henriksson KG. Fibromyalgia--from syndrome to disease. Overview of pathogenetic mechanisms. J Rehabil Med. 2003;89-94.

3 Jamison. Weather changes and pain: perceived influence of local climate on pain complaint in chronic pain patients. J Pain, 61 (1995) 309-315.


This Tool Recommended for:

  • Patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia
  • Logging a broad spectrum of factors related to Fibromyalgia symptoms
  • Tracking patient progress over time

Related Tools:

Fibro Pain Map

Recommended for:

  • Patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia
  • Printing a detailed snapshot of Fibromyalgia pain

Fibro Log (PDF)

Print-only version

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Medtronic Foundation and Purdue have no influence on the editorial content of the site. Ongoing funding also comes from memberships/donations from a range of individual contributors.

Last Updated: 8/31/2017
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