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May 06, 2015 11:41 PM

Does anyone use something different than this one? I am not using the test version but all of the sudden it closes before I can finish an entry

May 06, 2015 11:42 PM

Sorry wanted to make sure I started the topic before it closed again. Anyway it closes in the community and when I try to log my pain so basically this has become a useless app

May 07, 2015 12:01 AM

I've tried a few different systems mainly to help me when I go to the doctor. I liked this one because it gets to the point with out wasting a lot of time and seems to have a good community. In time it will get better, at least it has the potential. Recently I tried My Pain Diary and it is ok but takes too much time to mess with. I do like Track and React via the Arthritis Foundation, it needs work too but has possibilities.

I would like to see this one connect with my other apps like UP, Withings and Prep Pad. Lots of good data to share. And, my doctor doesn't seem to care what I use or hearing anything I have to say so I'm tempted to leave sticky notes all over his car.

May 07, 2015 12:52 PM

I am available to assist and I have some amazing medical tape. The kind of tape that you cuss when you have to remove it. Sounds like fun. Not making light of the fact that your doctor is not listening to you.

May 07, 2015 1:28 PM

Thanks, You made me laugh. My doc is one of the best but has the personality of a rock. I'm given 15 minutes to answer his questions and he doesn't want to hear mine. He doesn't seem to get that I'm scared and haven't, or hadn't, a clue what was happening to me. I actually went to another doctor thinking she would be better. When I went back to the first doctor he actually asked by I missed seeing him for two months and I told him.

He still doesn't listen but understands that if he wants me to be his patient then I insist on being included in the decision making process.

I'm not really getting off topic, I noticed him using apps to look up info because I had told him something he didn't know.... So now I'm working on him to pick an app he likes and patients could use to submit all that information he doesn't want to hear.

I also feel that these insurance companies should help fund medical app development. I'm guessing they don't like listening either. Denying a person the medication they need is playing God and no one should have that much authority. Now I am getting off topic.

Thanks again!

May 07, 2015 3:46 PM

Thanks I just purchased a fibromyalgia app a big 5 bucks and I don't have to do so much typing. Maybe not as detailed with areas of pain but has way more options for types of pain like headaches, bowel issues and so on

May 07, 2015 6:54 PM

What is the app called Shammagrin?

May 07, 2015 9:57 PM

Fibromyalgia diary 2 is the app I have switched to. Much easier to click has mood, pain, pain location, what you think might be triggers and so on. There is room to type in stuff too. I like the mood section it has anxiety, depression and so on And you can always add. You can also edit what items you want and don't want, I like that because a few things don't pertain to me yet. for example I don't have urination problems so those don't show up for my entries.

May 07, 2015 10:20 PM

The maker of that app has several tailored toward different ailments such as: lupus, menopause, migraines, Lyme and rheumatoid arthritis. There are others too. Just thought I would mention it in case people were interested.

May 09, 2015 9:25 PM

Who's the maker of these apps and where do you find them? Unless they are very new nothing like that showed up when I found this one.

May 20, 2015 6:18 PM

Still cracking up about that sticky notes on the doctors car! !!!! Thanks for sharing what I would so enjoy doing to my doctor! !!

May 20, 2015 6:29 PM

I use the Track & React and I agree with CJHepburn, it needs tweaking. I use a very simple basic one called Symptom Tracker by Telecommuting Strategies. It allows for symptoms, meds, and calendar. Its basic but its what I've been using while CMP wasn't working on my phone. (BTW...they fixed it, finally! Yahoo!). I may check out the fibro one.

May 21, 2015 10:37 AM

I checked out those apps HornsHold mentioned and was dissapointed to find that while they still advertise a "free" version on the website none were to be found in the App Store. Expensive to see if it works for me at $5.99 or more. Bummer

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