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
New Color Coded Calendar features! (Tap the yellow dot at the top left of the History screen)
3 or 5 colors.
Adjustable color stops.
Colors based on daily high intensity or new daily average intensity.
Ratings and Reviews
Well Worth the Money
This app has been the perfect solution to my health problems. I’ve tried a few other apps that I like, but this one is thorough enough that I can track pain, mood, fatigue, and more. I love that I can customize it so it fits what I need.
I’m giving it four stars because I think some improvements would make this app one of the top healthcare apps. The interface is great and mostly user friendly, but I feel like it requires too many instructions to use. I think if there was a tutorial button on the top or bottom then they could get rid of all the instructional text that affect the overall look and feel. The graphs can be confusing and a bit too complicated. Personally, I’d love it if it looked like Daylio’s interface (bright and friendly). I’d also love it if it integrated with Apple’s health data and other fitness apps like My Fitness Pal. That way users could see if there’s a correlation between their pain as well as food and activity levels without having to add a hundred custom fields. With or without changes, this app is really helpful to anyone managing a chronic disease or disability or even to those who haven’t been diagnosed. Brilliant idea.
This is the best app I've found for this purpose and it's what I'm using now. It's highly configurable so if you put the time in you can track what you need how you need it. You really must take the time to configure this app. There's a lot I like, like the ease of data entry, and on the whole I like this app and will stick with it I think.
Even so, it's more suited to tracking occasional problems than chronic daily conditions, and the whole app is really thought out from that perspective.
Some minor qualms:
I had to set an alarm to remind me to enter the data every day. why not have a notification built in? Notifications make more sense for this so you can dismiss them when done. (I do t always want to enter the data right when the alarm goes off).
Some other apps use motion data to guess your sleep time, and then send you a notification when you wake up to remind you to confirm it. With this app it's all manual.
The output is either limited or I haven't figured it out yet. I can't figure out how to graph anything other than pain level and even that's confusing. I would also like to be able to output a CSV of all daily data to make my own charts, but that doesn't seem possible.
Searched so long for this
Update: I use this app extensively to track medical issues, it's the only one I've found that can actually track everything I need, the ultimate app. But, the reporting, is very limited, I really have symptoms other than pain I need to see at glance. If it's not pain, it can't be charted, makes it hard to put so much effort into tracking everything, to not be able to chart or report certain data. Like temperature, blood sugar, weight, overall fatigue. At first, well worth the money, but when it comes time to see what you need, it's severely lacking, which is the reason for the drop to 3 stars. I have sent messages to the creator and it may build in better reporting in the future, I would wait for that, if you're going to spend the money.
Original: I have many rare medical conditions that until now I had to use multiple apps to track everything for my multiple doctors. There was no way to pull a single report for all of my symptoms in the various apps. AND it associates my symptoms with the weather, I'm finally get a handle on what's happening. I would give this 10 stars if I could, and I've recommended the app to my Mayo Clinic Drs. LOVING IT!!!
- Damon Lynn
- 13.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.