My Pain Diary HD: Chronic Pain & Symptom Tracker
By Damon Lynn
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Join more than 50,000 chronic pain sufferers who have better managed their pain and symptoms with My Pain Diary.
Created by a chronic pain patient to track, manage, and report on pain and symptoms.
Recommended by doctors worldwide. As seen in USA Today. Award-winning app! Best App Ever Awards 2013 (Honorable Mention). Winter/Spring 2012 Web Health Award (Winner).
Track your chronic pain, symptoms, triggers and more to create detailed reports you doctor will love!
- "My surgeon spotted something by looking at my graph and was able to diagnose another condition, which is now being treated."
Smart features such as automatic weather tracking and reminders make creating new entries a breeze.
- "What I like about this app is that you can completely tailor it to your needs, making it as simple or as complicated as you want. Sometimes I need to be extremely detailed; sometimes all I can bear to do is hit a number. It allows for that."
The interactive graph and color-coded calendar make it easy to spot patterns, trends, and correlations.
- "Helped me discover trends I would not otherwise have been aware of..."
My Pain Diary can be customized to suit your tracking need regardless of your condition. The flexible nature of the app makes it perfect for tracking anything from headaches and migraines to Fibromyalgia and CRPS.
Users are successfully tracking more than 60 chronic pain conditions with My Pain Diary including: Fibro, MS, Headaches, Back Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Endometriosis, Anxiety, Depression, Lupus, RSD, Crohn's and over 60 other chronic health conditions!
WITH MY PAIN DIARY YOU CAN:
- Track just about anything.
- Learn how you are affected by weather. MPD automatically saves the following weather data with each new entry: humidity, barometric pressure, temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind speed and direction.
- Identify triggers, remedies, patterns and trends.
- Compare multiple conditions and metrics on a single, interactive graph which makes finding correlations easy.
- Keep an accurate record of your condition for your doctor.
- Email or print a report for you and your doctors.
- Track your complex medical condition multiple times a day.
Created by a chronic patient after being diagnosed with RSD/CRPS, MPD strikes the perfect balance between utility and ease-of-use.
Track unlimited conditions, symptoms, triggers ,etc. Track multiple times a day if needed. Create entries for dates in the past. Edit entries at any time.
Weather data is saved automatically with each new entry and can be compared against your pain using the interactive graphs.
Document your swelling, rash, discoloration, etc with photos.
Color coded calendar:
Get a sense of your progress with just a glance.
Overlay various ‘metrics’ to get a whole new look at your pain. Want to see if that thing makes your pain worse? You can do that with the graphs.
Doctor Reports: Detailed reports can be emailed or printed for you and your doctors. The PDF reports can be configured to suit your needs and optionally include a graph, photos, notes and weather data.
Editable Pain Scale Descriptions: MPD comes with a pretty good default pain scale. However, you should consult with your doctor and replace it with their pain scale.
Flag an entry as ‘Private’ and it will NOT show up on a Doctor’s Report.
Keep consistent entries with the help of the built-in reminder system.
Get an extra layer of security by locking MPD. A 4-digit pass will be required to access the data.
Dropbox Backup: Ensure you never lose your data. Regularly backup your entries to Dropbox.
What's New in Version 3.1.0
Changing an entry's Color Flag no longer creates a new entry.
Weather tracking reliability improvements.
I've got several auto-immune diseases & needed a way to chart all of my symptoms on a daily basis. I got an ipad because I didn't have anything that could use an app. Since I'm not very tech savvy, I had to have my sister help me get everything set up & then teach me how to use it. She even found it a bit difficult at first.
Now that I've used it for a few months, I'm finding it very helpful. It helps me keep track of every type of pain I have, all the different activities & triggers, methods of alleviating the pain, etc. It has different sections that prompt me, so I don't forget to enter anything. There's also a section where I can type in special notes, & a way to add photos.
I've also just discovered that I can set alarms! I've set one to remind me to enter my info every day, one once a week to remind me to take my injector out of the fridge, one half an hour later to remind me that it's time to inject, & one for my med that i take only once a week.
It may be a bit tricky to get it all set up for your needs, but you can contact them by email to ask questions. Easy to understand responses come back to you in a very timely manner. This app was well worth the trouble of getting & figuring out an ipad, & very worth the time setting it up & learning to use it!!! Now I need to go through & enter in all of my past info I have written in several calendars!!
Thank you so much for coming out with this app!!!! It's a life saver for me!!
Fantastic w customization
I suffer from constant and often extreme pain due to 2 spinal diseases. Because of this and the medications, my mood can suffer as well.
In a monthly, short appointment (are there any other type today?) time w my pain management doc, there have always been things I remember on the trip home I meant to mention and forgot. Sometimes it was a brand new development I needed to ask about.
NOT ANYMORE!! Because the app is so flexible and encompassing I can review the data in the waiting room beforehand and even let him see the important entries.
The scope of this app is amazing. There is even a "head map" for people w headaches to show exactly where a headache is! (I'm hoping the option of a spine will come soon!) However, the ability to really personalize it is this apps strength. I've made my own spreadsheets w excell and I had not thought to add as much
Brilliant...what I was looking for
I tried a host of other pain apps, and none fitted what I really needed.
I suffer from Gout and also an allergic reaction to NightShade vegetables. By setting up different lists, I could utilize this as an effective food / pain Journal.
For instance under these Metrics I did the following.
Location# created body parts -- Left Elbow, right Foot, Left Thumb etc etc..
Type# Dull, Sharp, Stiffness...etc
Food - Drinks# ( created this one ) Bread, Coffee - Instant, Coffee Keurig,
Medication# ( created this one ) Pain Med x 1, Pain Med x 2, None at this Time....etc
Then, under "Intensity" I edited all the numbers so that for instance my number 8 reads thus -- "Trying to stand or bend knees hurts, body pains in joints, fever, chills, hands or joints acute pain."
Now, I can see when I get an attack, and I've numbered it appropriately -- it's easy to see the History as it progresses up to a Plateau ( say over 7 Days ) and then drops off as my body heals and recovers. Plus, I can see what Foods or Drinks I was having BEFORE..the attack and how long it takes my body to recover.
In my comments field I will write how bad I feel, if I felt so etching coming on etc etc...
This app has been invaluable for me to Date, and I gotta give major kudos to the developers. Stoked! Thanks a ton everyone. Well worth it.