Dealing with chronic pain can be difficult and many things can affect your pain. The American Chronic Pain Association Pain Logs App can help you track the everyday habits and activities that impact your pain or opioid induced constipation (OIC) you may be experiencing.
The ACPA Pain Logs App was created by the American Chronic Pain Association to track, manage, and report on pain and OIC symptoms.
*Keep a Pain Log & OIC Log*
Stress, sleep, money worries, and side effects of medication can affect your level of pain day to day. Answer a few short questions in the Pain and OIC Logs to see patterns or pain triggers over time.
If you are taking an opioid and having trouble with opioid induced constipation, use the OIC tool before you go to your next appointment. Start a discussion with your healthcare provider (HCP) by tracking symptoms to help you and your HCP create the best course of treatment. Continue using the logs to track symptoms and behaviors that impact your OIC.
Two logs in one! Track OIC symptoms and chronic pain symptoms in the ACPA Pain Logs App!
Track OIC side effects
Track pain triggers or symptoms
Email or print a report for yourself and your healthcare professional
Monitor changes in your pain and symptoms over time
Customize notification settings
View historical data & progress charts
The logs also synchronize with theacpa.org website - update your log on desktop or mobile!
You can now track the frequency and severity of your migraines through various factors.
Ratings and Reviews
1. Requires registration, why? Just store data locally. No one wants to put their medical data in the cloud
2. The app crashed when I tried to create an account anyway, with no error, just hung on creating account
*DEVELOPERS* REALLY HELPFUL BUT.....
This is for the developers. This is a very thorough and helpful app. I like the fact that it is easy to rate mostly and automates one through each entry, however, I am not such a fan aside from that due to not being able to edit your log (due to an accidental entry or a misunderstanding of which log one is on) as well as not being able to add multiple logs for one day or backtrack for days accidentally missed for whatever reason. We still could rate what we remember from the day before. Especially in reference to migraine and pain logs. Things change throughout the day and if you are in assessment phase with your doctor, they want to know that progression and the details of the possible triggers for that such as eat something (then migraine onset) or the duration and the portion of your brain that one experienced pain. This log only asks you once and there is nowhere for comments, medications actually taken and when, foods specifically eaten, duration or latency, if the migraine reoccurred the same day or if it was CMS type pain or something else besides an actual migraine. Overall, the perception of it is that it's asking 'generally speaking' to rate your pain and not at the moment. I like that aura is included but it doesn't include the 'type of pain' and where as most doctors when need to know (sharp, dull, pins & needles, numbness, shooting, etc.). The other thing I noticed is with the questions regarding if coffee and alcoholic beverages triggered the pain it doesn't give one the option 'n/a' for people like me that don't drink coffee or alcohol at all. This implies to the doctor that those things weren't triggers not that it could be but you wouldn't know because you haven't at that time. It also would be nice to be able to see the graphs in app so we can empower ourselves and possible see trends and change habits etc in the meantime as well as know what we are presenting to our doctors without having to email it to ourselves 1st. Most doctors won't allow email or except links due to HIPPA. I feel like this app can be helpful under certain circumstances but isn't thorough enough in terms of data doctors need to diagnose and help someone suffering from CMS or recurrent migraines. We all know it takes months of accurate data for people with this condition to even be assisted or diagnosed & its relentless. It also doesn't allow corrections or backlogging nor deletion of a log with errors or as mentioned, multiple logs for one day with a time display to show the progression of that migraine throughout that one day either. Please take this into account and if some those mentioned are things the app provides then please update the app to where it's more explanatory to your consumers so we understand how to use your product to help ourselves. From our point of view it's very rigid and seems like it's one entry per day with no account of medications taken and when, type of pain and where, narrative for events and similar data. Thank you.
I don't want to have to share private info to use this app!
- The American Chronic Pain Association, Inc.
- 13.4 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Copyright American Chronic Pain Association 2017
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.