The Top 5 Fibromyalgia Apps

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The Top 5 Fibromyalgia Apps

Apps permeate our everyday lives, allowing us to check our email and post pictures on Instagram. For those that suffer from fibromyalgia though, your smartphone can go one step further. A multitude of apps exists to help simplify your life. Here are the top five.

1. WebMD Pain Coach on Android or iPhone

This WebMD-backed program offers tips on how to reduce pain through knowledge from doctors and physicians. You can fill in your triggers and level of pain, and you can also review patterns over time to find previously unknown triggers. The program includes a journal section where you can determine how well you feel through a Pain Coach slider and note any irritating aches. The goals section lets you learn lifestyle advice and create any goals that you want to reach regarding your pain. There is no downside to this app.

2. My Pain Diary on iPhone

Similar to the WebMD Pain Coach, you can use this app for any pain, but fibromyalgia management seems to be a popular function. This program has won awards for its ease of use and has been featured in USA Today. iPad owners can download this too. The diary style lets you describe the exact pain, the location of the ache, what triggered it, and how you remedied it.

3. FibroCite on Android or iPhone

This app comes packed with informative facts from the United States Food and Drug Administration's Adverse Events Reporting System, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Library of Medicine's Clinical Trials database, and the American College of Rheumatology. For free, you can learn about your symptoms and determine if you may have fibromyalgia. Cons include inaccurate reporting on symptoms.

4. FibroTrack on Android or iPhone

Available for smartphone users, this app focuses on self-management, or taking care of your pain levels and symptoms outside of doctor's visits. You can manage your pain and symptoms with treatment recommendations. Cons include trial and error results.

5. Fibromyalgia Magazine on Android or iPhone

This app gives you access to a 28-page monthly editorial that features information, advice, and support for fibromyalgia sufferers. Unfortunately, you have to pay for further subscriptions.



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