A free app (SymTrac) that enables people to track their MS over time was launched yesterday.
Remembering when symptoms occurred can sometimes be challenging and this resource provides an easy way to record MS between appointments. It can be difficult to know whether a change in symptoms indicates a relapse or is just part of MS. This monitoring will create a detailed picture that can inform treatment decisions in partnership with health professionals.
The application includes a well-being section and an interactive symptom tracker to note where symptoms are occurring and this information can be illustrated using easy to read charts. It also features an accessible fitness programme produced by the MS Trust.
Other features enable users to record medication and set reminders for taking them, log contact details of their MS team and identify factors which could make symptoms worse such as weather or, for women, their monthly cycle.
Amy Bowen, Director of Service Development at the MS Trust, said:
We were pleased to contribute to this app, as it fills a gap in the resources available for people with MS. SymTrac is a practical tool that will help people make the most of crucial consultation time when important discussions take place about people's care. We are delighted that the MS Trust exercises form part of the app.
You can download the free SymTrac MS app from the App Store.
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