Best Fibromyalgia Apps of 2014

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  • Best Fibromyalgia Apps

    Best Fibromyalgia Apps

    Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic pain and fatigue. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases estimates that five million U.S. adults have this disorder, and most are women.

    As if the unpredictable bouts of pain aren’t bad enough, fibromyalgia poses a host of other challenges. It can be difficult to treat since it has no identifiable cause. And symptoms can come and go without warning.

    It’s important to track your symptoms carefully so your doctor can assess them and make a treatment plan. Consider these fibromyalgia apps to help you track symptoms, manage pain, and more.

  • My Pain Diary

    My Pain Diary

    iPhone – 4.5 stars with 72 ratings - $4.99

    Android – 4.5 stars with 70 ratings – $4.99

    Chronic pain is a symptom of many diseases, including fibromyalgia. My Pain Diary is an app that helps people dealing with chronic pain track their symptoms. This app even has a built-in weather tracker to help you prepare for elements that might increase pain, such as decreases in barometric pressure and humidity.

    You can select areas of the body that hurt whenever pain comes up throughout the day. A color-coded calendar makes it easy for you and your doctor to recognize patterns of pain. 

  • FibroCite for Fibromyalgia

    FibroCite for Fibromyalgia

    iPhone – 5 stars with 7 ratings – Free

    Android – 3 stars with 44 reviews – Free

    Fibromyalgia is one of the most difficult diseases to diagnose. According to the Mayo Clinic, patients generally experience undiagnosed pain for three months or longer. Even then it can be difficult to diagnose the cause of pain as fibromyalgia.

    FibroCite for Fibromyalgia app is designed to help people determine whether symptoms could be related to the disease. The app provides important information about some common pain management drugs.

    This app is a good starting point, but you should always see a doctor for a formal diagnosis.

  • Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia

    Android – 4 stars with 29 reviews – Free

    There is a lot of information on fibromyalgia and it can be difficult to know where to start your research. Fibromyalgia app was developed specifically as an educational tool to discuss common symptoms and treatments.

    The app helps patients learn about risks of medications, and how food and lifestyle choices affect chronic pain. Helpful videos and testimonials are included throughout. 

  • Chronic Pain Tracker

    Chronic Pain Tracker

    iPhone – 4 stars with 91 ratings - $4.99

    Keeping tabs on your fibromyalgia symptoms is crucial for pain relief. The Chronic Pain Tracker can help. Besides helping you keep tabs of where pain hits, the app contains 18 different trackers to help you identify other features of pain, such as:

    • triggers
    • intensity levels
    • severity

    You can track other related symptoms of fibromyalgia like blood pressure and bowel movements. Convert your information into a printable PDF file to take with you to the doctor. 

  • Fibromyalgia Magazine

    Fibromyalgia Magazine

    iPhone – 3.5 stars with 19 ratings – Free

    Android – 3.5 stars with 11 ratings – Free

    The Fibromyalgia Magazine app is an electronic version of the popular magazine of the same name. The magazine has offered tips and news for patients dealing with fibromyalgia since 2000. Now you can conveniently read the same information on your mobile device.

    Fibromyalgia Magazine is free to download, but you’ll have to pay a subscription fee if you want full access to current and back issues. 

  • FibroMapp

    FibroMapp

    Android – 4 stars with 92 ratings – $2.99

    Symptoms of fibromyalgia include pain and fatigue. FibroMapp helps you track both. It’s a journal and symptom tracker in one, and it can help you keep tabs on sleeping patterns.

    You can also tell FibroMapp what medications you’re taking so that you and your doctor can determine if they’re working. Color-coded records make it easy to identify patterns and show the information to your doctor. 

  • Pain Killer 2.0

    Pain Killer 2.0

    iPhone – 4.5 stars with 184 ratings – $2.99

    Android – 4 stars with 9 ratings – $2.97

    There are various treatments for chronic pain. If you haven’t tried binaural beat methodology for your fibromyalgia symptoms, give it a shot with the Pain Killer 2.0 app. The app plays frequencies that are thought to help the brain release endorphins to manage pain naturally. Simply connect headphones to your device.

    This shouldn’t be your sole method of fibromyalgia treatment, but the app can act as a complement to your regular treatment. Make sure to consult your doctor when trying any new treatment method. 

  • Manage My Pain

    Manage My Pain

    Android – 4 stars with 492 ratings – $3.99

    Manage My Pain can help you track chronic pain. Create a personal profile and then input information about your symptoms into the daily trackers. The app can produce charts to show your family, friends, and doctors. This can help your doctor and loved ones better understand what you’re going through.

    Manage My Pain is free, but you can upgrade to a pro version for $3.99. The pro app offers backup information and has a more comprehensive tracking device. 

  • Pain Diary – Catch My Pain

    Pain Diary – Catch My Pain

    iPhone – 4.5 stars with 122 ratings – Free

    Android – 4 stars with 240 ratings – Free

    Pain Diary – Catch My Pain is both a short-term and long-term tracking system. Keep a record of where and when your pain strikes to help your doctor give you a proper diagnosis. Then you can use the app to determine whether or not your symptoms are improving under treatment. You can even scan barcodes of drugs and supplements you’re taking.

    The app can sync with your loved ones’ devices so they can see your progress. It’s free, but you can upgrade to a pro version for $3.99.

  • Better Treatment Through Tracking

    Better Treatment Through Tracking

    Fibromyalgia is a complicated disease that has no known cause or cure. It can only be diagnosed based on long-term widespread pain, so explaining symptoms to your doctor can be difficult.

    Use these apps for their tracking tools and to stay up-to-speed with the latest news and information. They may help improve your quality of life. 

  • Methodology

    Methodology

    We selected these fibromyalgia apps based on their potential to aid people in dealing with fibromyalgia in a number of ways. Additional factors considered in selecting these apps include user ratings, affordability, accessibility, format, functionality, and relevance to fibromyalgia and the fibromyalgia community's needs. Together, this collection represents the gamut of helpful iPhone and Android apps that are successfully designed to make fibromyalgia more manageable.

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