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Pain tracking

This will probably come from our own manual tracking, which is a separate task you can vote for. But if you specifically want pain tracking in Exist, please let us know by voting on this task! Feel free to leave a comment if you know of an app or service with an API that already does pain tracking, too.

42 votes

Tagged as New feature

Suggested 01 December 2016 by user Elayne Glantzberg

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    There aren’t any good apps for tracking this one already, except a little functionality in OvuSoft, but adding a way to chart high pain days and correlate that with weather and activity would be a HUGE bonus for those of us living with chronic pain and illness, to figure out what makes us feel better and worse.

    04 December 2016
  • 27 January 2017
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    Would be very useful.

    08 August 2017
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    With custom tracking launched https://exist.io/blog/custom-tracking/ there’s a lot less pressing need to build something specifically for pain tracking. You can create and use custom tags to track specific symptoms for each day, whatever the illness, and we’ll help you find what’s correlated.

    08 August 2017
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    I still think that pain tracking as its own feature would be useful.. I can tag that I’ve had pain on a specific date, but tracking a level with that would be much more effective. So then I could see correlation between levels or intensities of pain as opposed to just knowing that I had pain. I have pain daily, so tracking pain as a tag doesn’t help. Even if I tag separately by level (either by a tag like “severe pain” or “level 10 pain”) how does exist know to compare mild, moderate or severe. Also, it would be most effective to see the pain averages like you do with mood. “You had less pain this week with an average of 6 as opposed to 8 the prior week.”

    27 August 2017
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    Agreed! Something simple like My Pain Diary would be great!

    07 October 2017
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    Could be rolled in with nausea or another generic symptom tracker?

    23 January 2018
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    There are medical guidelines for pain assessment which could really refine pain tracking particularly if you did it in house and included medication recording.

    30 March 2018
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    The custom tags are great and help to provide a lot of good info. Something like migraine buddy (app) has a lot of the features that are wonderful for tracking migraines and looking for triggers, but it doesn’t connect to Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, etc, so you have to enter activity, food, water, etc in it as well as others if you want to use them. That’s why I use Exist now instead of migraine buddy. It’s more important to me to see how my activity, food, etc affects migraines but some of the additional features of the pain level and algorithms to look at triggers b/c what you do several days in advance can trigger a migraine would be wonderful! While I’m dreaming, being able to track how effective a medication was would also be great. However, a lot of migraine apps (like migraine buddy) are very rigid with wanting to know the exact time the migraine started and ended. That’s helpful, but being able to just put “today, migraine 8/10, took imitrex inj, indomethacin and baclofen, pain better after 1 hour” is helpful too–and typically all a neuro wants/needs to know. I imagine other chronic pain conditions have similar tracking desires.

    13 April 2018
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    I agree with Nickie. Custom is binary; pain varies on a scale. Now adding scale optionally to custom would be cool…

    08 June 2018
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    Brad, you might be interested in this suggestion.

    08 June 2018