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What apps do you find helpful

Sep 25, 2016 9:46 PM

I am so not tech savvy so imagine my confusion when I went to look for an app where I could keep track of my blood pressure. Seriously - have any of you tried this? I would see one with a high rating then go to look at it - and it's listed as fake. Huh? I lost count of how many were fake. Lol. Why? I mean, what's the draw to people that they actually want it on their phone to freak out other people. Lol. I think I am feeling old.

I have a migraine tracker thats amazing. It has an area where you can put in triggers, an area you can list auros (so?). A place to list what you have tried - medicine or otherwise. A place to list what's helped. It also has an area for you to write what you need to remember about this event.. It tracks your sleep and the weather conditions. I love it - and I can print out monthly reports to take to my doctor. He loves it too.

I actually did find a place I can log in my blood pressures and it keeps them in file as well as a chart I can print off for my doctor or e-mail it to him. I now have the pain app. Oh and I found an app that takes your pulse. Its crazy and I don't know how it does it but you click on it then put your finger over camera lends and it reads your pulse. I compared it on several occasions to the readings on my BP cuff and it's accurate.

So those are my apps other than a folder full of my nephews games. Lol. He is my heart so hot to spoil him with games. :)

What things have you found that help you manage your illnesses?

Sep 26, 2016 8:45 PM

I use Dosecast, asthma tracker, cardio journal, bowel move, symptom tracker

Sep 27, 2016 1:51 AM

Medisafe

Sep 27, 2016 2:02 AM

Medisafe helps me also myfibroteam tho dont use it half as much as this one. Symptom tracker is another good one

Sep 27, 2016 2:23 AM

We use medisafe so all my Carers know exactly what tablets to give me, whether it's a tablet, injection etc, being able to choose the shape and colour of the tablets is brilliant,so if I have an agency carer they check against my medisafe to make sure they gave the right medication. I don't use any of the other features on it though.

Sep 27, 2016 6:21 AM

Mimikay, I wonder if you used the same app I used to track my migraines it's called something like lite headache it has a free version and one you can buy for $1.99. I used to have the PD version.

Sep 27, 2016 8:25 AM

I swear by Dosecast, Medisafe and CMP. I used to use Mango Health fairly frequently but the most recent updates caused it to go bananas so I was forced to delete it.

Sep 27, 2016 8:32 AM

Sjogrenspain - MigraineBuddy is the one I use. Have been using it for a little over a year now. I can't remember but I think it was free. I seldom pay for an app. :) it truly has been a huge help to me. One of its newest features is trigger tracker. It helps you list each day things that you encounter each day that could be triggers. This way when a migraine hits - the app can show you what triggers you faced in the days leading up to the migraine.

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