I love all things tech, especially apps that can track things for me (because I don’t always carry around a separate notebook with me all the time). Because I see many clients living with endometriosis and I often have them track their symptoms for me (in conjunction with their treatment plans), I’m always on the lookout for apps that make tracking as simple as possible.
I searched ‘endometriosis’ on the app store, and discovered these free endometriosis apps. Not all were created equal, or did the same thing! So, I’ve gone ahead and highlighted how each app works and if it would be helpful for women with endo.
This app was created for people suffering with chronic illness, not just endometriosis. It requires a log-in, and then has you track the conditions you select for. Once you select endometriosis, it will have you track the symptoms. That said, there isn’t a pre-populated list of symptoms to track. Which might be difficult for women who have just become aware of endometriosis. However, it states that you can change this later.
Furthermore, you are able to track your treatments, which you may also modify later. It does have a check-in reminder, which will send you an email at the time you choose. It also has a journal and a tag system – although I don’t know its purpose.
Out of all of the apps that I downloaded, this one was my favourite. It’s a period and symptom tracker app. Once you download it, it has you create an account and enter when you last experienced your menstrual cycle. Like most period tracker apps, it indicates when you may be ovulating, but we know that your specific signs in your body will give you a better indication.
What I really liked about this app is that there is an option for you to learn about what endometriosis is, there’s a quiz that will tell you how likely it is that you might have endo (although this doesn’t replace the gold standard test – the laparoscopy). For Canadian users, there aren’t any doctors listed on this app, but it does give you many questions to ask your doctor.
While premium features include its ovulation and medication log, the free app does list recipes for the endo diet, videos for pain management, and the ability to export your journal and share with your doctor.
This is a social network for women with living with endometriosis. So while there is no ability for you to track your symptoms, you are able to share photos, post updates and get answers to your questions!
This app is actually a 21 day challenge, designed to get you into a state in wellness. The first day has you take note of the 5 things that you’re putting up with and that you want to change While day 2 has you write down what could make your life better.
This is an app created by Colombia University to conduct observational research and catalog the signs and symptoms of endometriosis. They invite all anyone with endometriosis to join, but do require consent for those under the age of 18. You are eligible to participate in the study if you’ve had at least one menstrual cycle, and have experienced symptoms of endometriosis in the past 3 months.
Many of these apps turned out to be incredibly different from one another. If you’re looking for a symptom tracker, I would choose Flutter or Phendo (if you want to join a research study). If you’re hoping to join a community, Facebook has tons of groups (including my own – which I just started!)
Let me know in the comments below if you use any of these apps, or is there a particular one that you recommend? If you found this information helpful, please sign up for my monthly newsletter called The Flow for great and informative content like this!