I'm delighted to see that the new trackers are up. Here are some thoughts.
For starters, I've just opened this up and it's lost yesterday's data.
It's great that it includes "moderate" and "vigorous" exercise (for the stationary bike); could you add "gentle"? Remember that this isn't just being used by healthy people doing standard exercise, it's also being used by people who are seriously ill or disabled for whom merely getting around their own home may be a form of exercise. I'd suggest adding "physiotherapy" to the list of activities, "trampolining/rebounding" which I understand is becoming fairly popular, and also something like "general exertion" to cover those of us for whom activities such as bathing is a form of exercise. I'd appreciate it if the tracker would accept half-numbers, as I'm building up my exercise by half a minute a week.
For the Symptoms section, please could you add "shakiness" and "delayed exhaustion" (which is not the same as "pain after" or general "fatigue", and is a key symptom of ME/.CFIDS - you have a form for that condition and it's thriving, so assume that ME sufferers will be using this tracker). There should be an apostrophe in "Runner's high".
For the Treatments section, could you add, "heat" and "other pain medication". I use an aromatherapy oil which I apply to painful areas myself, not the same as having a full massage, and it would be nice if there were something to cover that, as it's not the same as "tiger balm"; based on that, deep heat rubs would also need their own box. One of the very promising but frustratingly limited areas of these trackers is that they have a limited range of suggestions with no space for if you're using something slightly different. Actually, I'd really love it if I could build my own tracker and choose which data went in: will that ever be possible?
Would it be possible to ask people whether they're from the US, UK or other when they set up the tracker, and then give medication names accordingly? The brand names in the US are completely different and it's very confusing if you're in the UK. I mean, I thought Advil *was* aspirin. Failing that, could you put the UK names in brackets?
Could you add a fatigue section to this tracker, to cover fatigue-based illnesses such as ME? Scoring fatigue from 1 to 10 would be incredibly helpful; merely ticking a box that says "fatigue" is useless when you've been fatigued every day of your life for years, and what we need to know is the precise variation in level of fatigue.
The pain map is a great idea. Could you make "breast" and "chest" separate? It's not like, say, migraine, where pain from the same condition can spread over the head and neck area: chest pain may be from breathing or heart problems, while breast pain is usually from hormonal problems. The "point of most pain" function is odd, I'm still trying to work out how to move it after it's been marked, and how to put up more than one.
You need to sort out the Symptoms section, as right now there are separate boxes to tick for "Increased" and "urination", rather than their having one box to themselves, and the same goes for "Increased sweating". Since this section will be used for side-effects of pain medication as well as the actual pain symptoms, I'd suggest looking up the most common ones and putting them in. Off the top of my head, "drowsiness" (opiate family), "increased appetite" and/or "weight gain" (low-dose antidepressants), and "abdominal pain" (NSAIDs) come to mind. "Upset stomach", possibly; definitely "diarrhoea". I reckon this tracker will be used for migraine, so put in "visual problems" as well, going back to the actual symptoms of the pain. Come to that, it would be useful to have "migraine" as an option there, as it's completely different from a normal headache, requires different treatment, and does need to be monitored separately. It'd be useful to have "muscle pain" and "joint pain" listed as tick boxes, so that you could see at a glance what the pattern of pain is like over time.
Treatments - oh dearie me, you need to include more drug groups. Opiates, muscle relaxants and triptans spring to mind. There are also the more tangential medications, such as ranitidine to help with the tolerance of NSAIDs, laxatives to treat the constipation caused by opiods, or anti-emetics for migraineurs who vomit with their migraines. It may be better to list side-effects in a separate section. Again, I'd prefer to be able to put in the types of data myself, as one of the main points of tracking this sort of thing is to see what effect I get from which treatments, and I am likely to try several in the same group (co-codamol, co-dydramol, tramadol for general pain relief; various triptans for migraine). Is there any way of marking whether or not the treatment worked, and the dose taken and/or strength of the meds? There's a difference between taking the maximum dose of co-codamol 30/500 and tramadol 50 together throughout the day (I had to do this for acute calcific tendinitis the other year), and taking one tablet of over the counter co-codamol 8/500 for mild pain relief.