Other Symptom Tracker
The Other Symptom Tracker is designed to collect information about non-pain related symptoms you may be experiencing in conjunction with your chronic pain. Some examples could be dizziness of foggy head related to your medications, upset stomach or constipation, illnesses, etc.
By capturing this information and looking at it in aggregate over a time period, you can better understand if there are symptoms beyond just your pain that need to be addressed by your doctor. Or perhaps, these other symptoms can help in the diagnosis of the causes of your pain.
The Tracker includes a default list of potential symptoms, but you can customize it to include those that are unique to your situation.
Diary Entry Input
Using the Pain Treatment Tracker is quite simple. Just scroll through the list of possible treatments and select one or more that you used to reduce your most recent pain levels.
The window to the left of the list shows the selected items. If you want to include a treatment that is not already part of the list, just scroll to the bottom of the list and tap “Edit the List”. This will take you to the Tracker List editing screen where you can add the new item.
Summary Report Graph Samples
Bar chart showing the frequency of selection for each symptom description. A red bar indicates a symptom that had the highest frequency score.
This graph is based on the same frequency of selection data but using that data to display the symptom descriptions in varying sizes of fonts. The larger the type, the more frequently cited that term.
In this graph, your other symptom data is cross-referenced with pain intensity level data reported in the same diary entries in order to show the range of pain levels you experienced for a given symptom.
The symptoms are ordered such that the symptom with the highest average pain level is on the left and the average pain level decreases as you move to the right. The bar for each symptom shows the range of pain levels reported in those entries where that symptom appeared.