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I live in chronic pain. The reason for my pain, is Endometriosis. I was diagnosed through surgery when I was 17. I have decided to have this blog, so that those in my life can get a peek into my day to day issues that affect my life in every way.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

pain tracking apps an questions

Its been a long time since i have opened this page let alone, wrote anything but i am hoping to start getting back to writing here. To start with i'm planning to do a review of some apps that are related to pain tracking, management, symptoms or health in general.

It all started when i bought a used iphone a couple months ago with great plans that one of the key reasons to get it would be an easy an effective way to record and note pain and symptoms in a way that can be made into clear reports for doctors or even myself so i can see patterns (for example is it true that its barometric pressure changes that bring on my headaches or is that an assumption based on the fact they come when thunder storms do). The issue was i for some silly reasons never reset my iphone until just yesterday, and until that was done i was unwilling to pay for any APP's such as the one's that looked like they were the "ones to use" if tracking pain or symptoms.

Over the summer i had downloaded different apps and tried them now and then but without much time put into using any of them as i knew when i reset my phone all information i put in would be lost. I also googled, a bunch to try to see what trackers i could get would be worth it to use, or even pay to use but there was no clear answers not really. Most seemed to sugget the application i downloaded last night (at a cost of $5.75) and looking at what was said about it and at the info page about it i expected it would be as close as i could get to what i wanted. Using my newly paid for app i discovered some tools missing that i had expected, so now i am looking closer at the trial version of another paid for app along with some of the free ones available. In the end it looks like i may have to use my entire pre-paid credit card ($25) to buy and try the different applications that are available and advertise they are what would work for me, and perhaps who ever is reading this, so i figure if i have to pay for more than one application i may as well try to review and make clear what each one has available so that others don't find them self buying what is a potentially un-needed app, or one that costs more when the other or even free one would have worked.

It will likely take me some time using each application i currently have added to be able to truly tell what each one offers (as graphing and reports can not be made until a certain number of inputs have been made to each).

In other news i will likely make a post about where/how i am doing now as i don't think i have gone into my new and...  life complicating symptoms. These are also in part why i have stopped with writing much as they make communication very tricky at times. M

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