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How to use Painleave

Watch the quick video below to see how easy it is to get started tracking your symptoms, visits and medications!

Full transcript

Hey I’m Trevan, creator of Painleave. I wanted to give you a quick rundown of how to use Painleave to get the most benefit out of it.

Currently, Painleave is organized into 3 main areas – symptoms, visits and medications.

Symptoms are where you keep track of any and all symptoms related to any pain or illness you experience day to day.

Visits are where you record information about doctor and hospital visits, so you’ll always have a clear record.

Medications are where you keep track of what medications you’re taking so in the future you can correlate that to how it affects your symptoms.

To create a symptom, visit or medication, you just click the big green “plus” button over on the right and select which type of record you want to record

Let’s say we want to record a symptom. We’ll just enter the name of the symptom we’re experiencing, some quick details about it, change that date or time if they differ from the current time, select the pain level (with 0 being no pain and 10 being absolutely unbearable), and click “Record symptom”.

Next, let’s add some information about a doctor visit. After selecting the date of the visit, the location and the doctor, we’ll enter our notes. The notes is the most important part of recording doctor visit records. I use this a ton when my wife is in the doctor or ER to continously jot down what the doctor is saying throughout the visit. That way, when we get home, we have kind of a transcript of what the doctor said, recommended, or prescribed so we never forget and can always go back to look at.

Once you save the visit, it’s totally cool and recommended to go back in and edit that record to add more detail. We’ll have better ways of doing this in the near future with Painleave Premium, but editing and saving constantly is how we typically go about a doctor visit.

Finally, we’ll record a medication that we took. To do this, we’ll first need to select a prescription that this dose matches up with. Prescriptions in Painleave are used to keep track of exactly what medications you have been prescribed or are taking. Think of it as your medicine cabinet. To add a new prescription, just click “Add prescription” from the dropdown and fill in the details. Keeping track of quantities will be coming soon in Painleave Premium.

Once you’ve added a prescription, you can continue on entering the details of that medication record with the date you took the medication, time and quantity.

The key to getting the most benefit out of Painleave is to just be consistent about recording your symptoms, visits and medications. We have big things coming in Painleave Premium that will make your daily entries really pay off, but for now, here’s what it looks like to have lots of data entered. You can see that you can sort by the different columns in order to hone in on when your pain was the worst, for example, or what all your visits to Doctor Painleft were about.

Thanks for watching this overview and please don’t hesitate to click that green button at the bottom of every page to send your feedback and let us know what you think!

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