The first release is out and Progress Recorder is available on the app store for both the iPhone and the iPad.
We asked our user who suffers from parkinsonism symptoms to use the app over the course of a month while taking notes in regards to medication, supplements, treatment, mood, stress, environment, diet, exercise and general activities.
Here are his recordings:
Medication: 0.375 mg Sifrol ER. Supplements: Mega PC-35 x3, Evening Primrose x3, Co-Q10 x1, VegeNAC x2, Glutathione Reduced x2. Ketogenic diet. Working in the city today with a new client. Symptoms aren't the best.
Same medication/supplements/diet. Feel slightly better today. It has been a rough few days.
Medication: 0.75 mg Sifrol ER. Same supplements/diet. Been packing house all night. A relatively good day. Left hand was better on keyboard.
Same medication/supplements/diet. Before appointment with neurologist.
Same medication/supplements/diet. At neurology.
Medication: 1.125 mg Sifrol ER. Same supplements/diet. Late night last night. 9am medication.
Same medication/supplements/diet. Morning before work. Worried about selling car. Otherwise should be fine.
Azilect plus same medication/supplements/diet. Third day at 3 pills. felt heavy legs and terrible symptoms.
Stopped Azilect. Otherwise, same medication/supplements/diet. Feel terrible today. Stressed at work.
Same medication/supplements/diet. 5.5 hours sleep. Woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. Feel ok though. Long day ahead.
Same medication/supplements. A bad day. Bad sleep.
Same medication/supplements. Possibly the worst I have felt. Had a few beers last night. Indian for dinner.
It seems that the user's symptoms are worse with more medication. More eratic and rigid. The medication was increased to try and get more movement and improve 'slowness' but it doesn't seam to be working. Sundays are definately worse than others.
As far as Progress Recorder goes, there is an issue with the time stamp and the app crashes everynow and then. Easy fixes but will need to wait for the next release.
You can identify possible reasons for the fluctuation of your symptoms. The information can then be shared with your specialist.