I have an app on my phone that helps track my fibromyalgia symptoms. I added it last week. It’s called Manage My Pain. I got the Lite version, which is free, but still very detailed. It has things in it that I didn’t think of or forgot were related to fibromyalgia. It’s a great app. I just have to consistently remember to enter my symptoms as I have them. I found the app on Google Play. [edit: I forgot to mention that if a symptom isn’t already suggested in the app, you can add it in to the list yourself. It’s very easy to add things into the app as needed.]
Speaking of symptoms, the fatigue has been hitting me like a Mack truck. I feel it hit me at 2:30 and if I don’t lay down to nap, I find my eyes burning and nodding off. It’s a good thing I’m waiting for the paperwork right now to go through in order to go back to my new job. It’s been going on daily since Friday or Saturday. When I get the nap, you would think I wouldn’t sleep through the night but I’m still sleeping very solidly through the night.
Chronic Fatigue … I wish I could shake it. It shakes off briefly when I do an activity, but it reaches a point when I can’t ignore it and the distraction of the activity, the momentum of the activity simply doesn’t work. Everything becomes too heavy, tired, slow, aching, and so necessary to simply sleep. CFS. It’s hard to explain to people that it’s not laziness.
- What is Fibromyalgia? (lifeinthefibrolane.com)
- Autism and Fibromyalgia: Can they be Linked as an “Auto-Immune” Disorder Originating In-Utero? (guardianlv.com)
- The Fibromyalgia Cycle (painfighter.wordpress.com)
- Good Fibromyalgia Resource (painfighter.wordpress.com)