The information you record in your symptom diary can help your healthcare team customize your treatment plan. Use a notebook or pretty journal to keep a record of how you are feeling. Things you may wish to track: Your pain (severity — pain scale 1 to 10 and pain descriptor), morning stiffness, medication, supplements, exercise, food, quality of sleep, energy, stress. Jot down your impressions. Include questions you might have. What do you think worked for you and what didn't.