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StripedTurtle

734d

I'm making tools, trackers, etc. to help chronic illness patients like myself manage their illnesses better. What is a tool you find helpful in managing your illnesses?

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    • Tadha1982

      734d

      What about a symptoms tracker.

    • Dayze

      733d

      Personally like things that I can color in and a few free spaces to doodle. Doesn't have to be alot of space. But I do like it decorated helps me not feel like it's a chore or homework

    • kat132

      733d

      Any type of art or reading helps me.

    • Noeyes

      733d

      Breathing techniques. A big one is box breathing.

    • Tadha1982

      734d

      What about a symptoms tracker.

    • MaryC

      734d

      I have been using the Walmart wellness app

      • Dayze

        733d

        @MaryC yeah but can't use it personally cause I don't work there

    • SalineTurnip

      734d

      I use alarms to remind myself of just about everything important. Even simple daily tasks like washing my face. I won't remember without one. I've been using apps on my phone to track my exercise but I'm looking into getting a separate tracker/watch for that. I also use an app to make lists for everything from passwords to groceries to how I should study. I love making lists.

    • DrakellaEuphrates

      734d

      Drawing is my "real world" life line

    • ginkgowink

      734d

      I use a fitness trackers to keep track of my sleep, water intake, heart rate, and steps to help me pace. I use the app Bearable (free!) to keep track of my symptoms/medications/nutrition etc. I use my heating pad almost every day for pain! And ice packs especially in the summer. I use ear plugs and sunglasses to manage sensory overload. I use a lap desk/bed tray to prop up my computer or books in bed so I’m not straining my neck. Sometimes I use a shower bench. I use mi cellar water to wash my face easily when I’m doing poorly. I use ginger chews often for nausea and electrolytes (I use LMNT) to help me hydrate quickly and well (and manage POTS). And I use the library a lot lol. The Libby app lets you borrow ebooks from the library so you don’t even need to leave the house! So many things! Hope some of them are useful :-)

    • Makaria

      734d

      I sometimes dissociate so I've been using this soft slime to squish and make my body feel more "real."

    • kacie90

      734d

      A way to track how much fluids people drink

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