Identifying how fibromyalgia affects you can be the key to learning how best to manage the condition. The right app can help you track your symptoms so you can minimize pain and the disruption it can cause.
We searched for the most useful and user-friendly apps, based on excellent content, user reviews, and overall reliability. Here are our top picks for the year.
iPhone rating: 4.1 stars
Android rating: 4.2 stars
Created by a chronic pain patient, My Pain Diary makes it easier to track, manage, and report on your pain, symptoms, and triggers. An interactive graph and color-coded calendar help you identify patterns, trends, and correlations, and the app can be entirely customized to suit your tracking needs.
iPhone rating: 4.4 stars
Take the guesswork out of pain management by tracking symptoms and sharing reports directly with your doctor. Each diary entry can be as detailed or as simple as you need, with 19 tracker modules that cover everything from pain triggers and onset speed to intensity, description, location mapping, pain duration, and much more.
Android rating: 4 stars
Price: Free with in-app purchases
This app makes it easier to understand your condition on a more detailed level so you can better manage the symptoms and create evidence-based reports for diagnosis, treatment, and claims. The app is simple and quick, tracking your pain and offering useful insight with statistics, charts, graphs, and calendar views.
iPhone rating: 4.5 stars
Android rating: 4.5 stars
Created with input from doctors and chronic pain patients, the PainScale app tracks and organizes all your symptoms and relevant information. It also provides personalized pain management education, with more than 800 organized articles, health tips, exercises, and information about programs and treatment options. Use the app to log and track pain so you can identity triggers, and get pain reports and insights to help you better manage your condition.
Android rating: 3.8 stars
Get in the habit of monitoring your condition with Flaredown, which makes it easy to check in every day. Track conditions, symptoms, and treatments, and tag your day with details about potential triggers. Visually compare data to test different treatments and management techniques, and connect with other users for their perspective.
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