This is the successor the the popular, award-winning, best selling, doctor recommended pain tracking app, My Pain Diary: Chronic Pain & Symptom Tracker.
This version, My Pain Diary: GOLD EDITION, strikes a delicate balance between ease-of-use and a broad feature-set. This is a truly USEFUL app, and the newest member of the My Pain Diary family, which has helped over 90,000 chronic pain sufferers better manage their pain, improve communication with their doctors, and gain insights that would be hard attain through other means.
Useful and popular features include automatic weather fetching, iCloud sync, basic medication tracking, photo attachments, graphs and PDF doctor's reports.
This app is highly customizable. Everyone tracks pain differently, and this is a framework that supports just about any tracking strategy.
Created by a chronic pain patient to track, manage, and report on chronic pain and symptoms, chronic illness, and mental health.
That means there is no big company with deep pockets supporting this project. I am just one man with a chronic pain condition, a demanding day job, and a young family to care for. I just happen to be formally trained in design, self-taught in programming, experienced at marketing and customer relations, and am a chronic pain patient myself. That's a very rare combination of traits that is hard to come by, so I'm making the most of it, and holding my own against the big players.
Enough about me, back to the app!
+ iCloud Sync Support
+ Universal App
+ Highly Customizable
+ Easy to use
+ Track unlimited conditions
+ Track multiple/unlimited times per day
+ Add past entries (change entry timestamp)
+ Edit past entries
ANATOMY OF A PAIN DIARY ENTRY
TRACKERS: Trackers can be thought of as labels or folders that categorize and differentiate your entries. These are the key to tracking more than one condition and comparing conditions to each other.
A common strategy is to name the Trackers after the diseases/conditions that you will be tracking. I.e. Migraines, Anxiety, Fibromyalgia, etc. These are just examples.
METRICS: Each entry is composed of one or more optional pieces of information called 'Metrics'. For example, two commonly used metrics are 'Pain Intensity' and 'Pain Duration'. Metrics are associated with and shared amongst your Trackers. This means that you can set it up to use different metrics for different Trackers, keeping your entry pages clean and the cognitive load low.
-- MEDICATION TRACKING --
+ Basic medication tracking.
-- IMPORTANT EVENTS --
+ Record important events that aren't suited for a Pain Diary entry. i.e. Medical Procedures, Therapy Sessions, A slip and fall, etc.
-- HISTORY --
+ Color-Coded Calendar - Spot patterns and trends at a glance. Calendar days are colored based on the day's highest recorded Intensity.
+ Fully searchable.
+ Day View
-- GRAPHS --
+ Visualize and compare intensity over time with this interactive graph. Plot and compare up to 3 'Trackables' at once and one optional Weather Metric.
+ Email, print and share a PDF of the Graph.
-- REPORTS --
+ Create a PDF Report for your Doctors or for archival purposes. Share the Report via email and other standard methods.
+ Include Graph
+ Include Pain Scale Descriptions
+ Include Color-Coded-Calendar
+ Include Medication Log
+ Include Important Events
-- TOOLS --
+ Automatic Weather Fetching
+ Pain Scale Editor
+ Units preference - US/Imperial or XUS/Metric
Want to see the app in action? Check out the Getting Started video on my YouTube page. www.youtube.com/mypaindiary