homescreenWhen you first install the app, there are a couple of places you should visit first to tailor the app to suit you.

Click the Medications button in order to set up what medications you take, dose sizes etc.

Click the Settings button in order to customise various areas of the app to suit your circumstances and set other system settings.

(Your version of the app may look different to this image depending on which version you have downloaded, but all the functionality is the same.)

Medications Setup

medicationscreenInitially, your medications list will be empty.

Add a medication by typing in the text box and clicking the add (+) button.

When you have finished adding your medications, you are ready to set the dose information.

medicationscreen_2Press on a medication to bring up the options menu.
You can Edit the entry to change the name and Delete the entry to remove it.
Click on Set Dose to finish setting up a medication.
medicationscreen_3Clicking Set Dose will display a box where you can set
  • Dose Type
  • Dose Size
  • Max Dose

Click Save to record the dose settings. The tick beside a medication will turn green when you have completed its setup.

Your medications are now ready to use.

Settings – Category Edit

categoryeditThe app comes pre-loaded with the most commonly experienced issues, but you can completely customise the app to suit your circumstances.
To do this, click on the category you want to customise.

categoryedit_2You can add new items by typing in the text box and clicking the add (+) button.
Alternatively, you can click on an existing item and choose to Edit it, or Delete it so that it doesn’t appear in any other lists.

Settings – Sleep & App Settings

preferencesThis section allows you to set up items which will be used throughout the app. Some of these are self-explanatory, others are detailed below:

Ignore sleep data if: sets a time threshold to not record any sleep data. For instance, set it to 5 minutes to not record a sleep record of 5 minutes or less; this will help to reduce the amount of data you store on your device.

The default is 1 minute.

Usual sleep time / Usual wake time: this is used to calculate your sleep records for the reports. Any sleep records outside of these times will be recorded either for the current day, the previous day or the next day, depending on its position within your sleep period (sleep time to wake time).

The default is 23:00 (Sleep) and 08:00 (Wake). Note: FibroMapp expects your sleep time to be before midnight (00:00) and your wake time to be after midnight. A setting such as 02:00 (Sleep) and 09:00 (Wake) might cause unusual results to be displayed.

Auto Flight Mode: tick this box to make sure your phone doesn’t wake you up with calls, emails, Tweets etc when you have clicked the I am going to sleep button on the Home Screen.

Your name / Your GP name: used simply to personalise the PDF reports. The defaults are blank, and the reports will show no names.

The Medications Taken ScreenFrom the Home Screen, press the Medications button.To manually add a record that you have taken a medication, tap on the relevant medication name.

Select a dose screenYou will be shown a pop-up box where you can change the date and time, and select the number of doses you took. Click the save button to record the event.
Medication taken updatedThe medications list will update to show your new entry.
Note: This section only shows the last 4 records within the last 24 hours, if you added a record outside of 24 hours (i.e. a day and an hour ago), it won’t show up here, but it has been recorded.
Press on a medication to edit itIf you have made a mistake with any of your entries, you can edit or delete them by pressing on the relevant medication for a couple of seconds.
Edit medications takenOn the medication edit page, you can select multiple records to delete, or 1 record to edit.
Edit a taken doseWhen editing a record, just change the date, time or dose taken to the correct value and click Save to update your records.

Medication alarms no alarmsWhen first setting up FibroMapp, you won’t have any medication alarms set up.To create a new alarm, click the alarm icon at the top of the screen.

Note: You will only be able to set up alarms once you have completed the Medications setup section.

Medication alarm set timeThe first thing to do, is set the time you want your alarm to sound.

Medication alarm set the alarmNext, complete these 3 steps:

  1. Give this alarm a name, such as ‘Morning Meds’
  2. Select which days you want the alarm to sound
  3. Select all the meds you want to be reminded of in this alarm

Once you are finished, click the ‘Done’ button at the top of the screen.

A list of your alarmsYou will be shown your list of existing alarms and which ones are active (green alarm clocks are active alarms).Press an alarm button to turn it on or off.

Editing your alarmTap on an alarm detail to bring up options to delete the alarm or edit it.

The alarm alertWhen your alarm goes off, you will be shown an alert reminding you which meds you need to take.If you press Cancel, nothing will be recorded and you won’t be reminded again.

If you click Snooze, the alarm will go off again in 10 minute’s time.

If you click Taken, all of the meds in your alarm will have a taken record recorded against them according to the doseage information you set up for each med.

Sleep screensWhen going to sleep, tap the I am going to sleep button on the Home Screen. This will start recording a sleep event.You will be shown this screen.

When you wake up, tap the screen to stop recording your sleep event (you may have to wake up your device by pressing the On or Power button first).

A pop up window will ask you to rate the quality of your sleep and add any notes.

If you do this, click Save to record your feedback.

If you don’t feel up to it, click the Not Now button; you can add this feedback at a later date.

Sleep last 7 daysAlternatively, you can manually add a sleep record.From the Home Screen, click the Sleep Records button, and then click the green Add button (+) at the top of the screen.

Add a sleep recordSet the date and time of your sleep and wake period by clicking on the relevant buttons. The duration of your sleep period will update below the buttons, so you can ensure it is correct.When you are happy with what you have entered, click the Done button at the top of the screen.

Review your sleep dataTo review your sleep data, from the Home Screen, click the Sleep Records button.You will see a list of all the sleep data you have recorded.

Click on a date in the list to expand it and see all the entries you have recorded for that date.

If you want to view the details of an entry or edit or delete it, tap on it.

Review sleep data popupFrom the pop up window, choose to Edit the entry, Delete the entry, or press OK to just close the window.

Sleep data make a reportTo produce a Doctor report of your sleep data, first select the time period you want the report to cover.Once that data has loaded into your device, press the Create Report button at the top right of the screen.

List of sleep reportsWhen the report has finished generating, you will be taken to the Sleep Reports screen, which lists all of the Sleep Reports you have created.Press on the report you have created, and then choose to either View the report on your device, Email the report to a person of your choosing, or simply Delete it altogether.

Flare popupIf you are in a Flare-up, and can’t put in any detailed information, just click the Flare Up button on the home screen.A window will pop up where you can set the overall severity of pain and add some notes.

You don’t have to add any of this information, but make sure you click Save to record your Flare event.

You can come back and add information to this Flare event later.

Record pain screen 1
To add a detailed pain event, click How I’m Feeling on the Home Screen.You will be presented with a 7-step section to enter your information.

That may sound daunting, but if it’s getting too much, you can click the Skip To End button at any time and save what you’ve done for editing later on.

In Step 1 you can set your overall pain level, your mood and your level of fatigue.

Pain record screen 2Step 2 is the only step which you must fill in to complete a pain record.Simply tick off the areas where you are feeling the most pain.

This information is used for step 3.

Adding pain area itemsThis is a list of the painful areas you selected in the previous step.Tap on each item to bring up a new window where you can add more information about each painful area.

A green tick mark will indicate to you that you have added extra information.

Adding details for a pain areaIn this window, you can add specific information about a painful area.Set the severity of pain in that area by moving the slider.

Press on each button to add further information about the type of pain you are experiencing in that area, what you were doing at the time, what relief you took to try to alleviate the pain and what aids you used.

Note: you do not need to enter all (or any) of this information to complete a pain record; but doing so will give a better report.

Adding other symptoms
In steps 4 to 7, you can add further general information about:
  1. any other symptoms you experienced
  2. any aggravating factors you think might have exacerbated your pain
  3. anything your pain stopped you from doing
  4. and add general notes
    Note: you do not need to enter all (or any) of this information to complete a pain record; but doing so will give a better report.

Save your pain recordThe Summary and Save screen allows you to preview the information you added before saving it.If you are happy with the summary, press the Save Record button to record your new pain record.

If you want to change something before saving the record, press on your device’s Back Button to get to the section you want to change. Once you have made your changes, press the Next Step button until you arrive back at the summary page.

Your pain summaryTo view your pain records, from the Home Screen press the My Daily Records button, where you will be presented with a list of your records.

  1. Select the range of records you want to view (from ‘today’ to a full year)
  2. This is a Flare up record. You can press on it to either delete it or add more information
  3. This is a standard pain record. The ‘Lo’, ‘Hi’ and ‘Avg’ severity values are calculated from the values you entered for each painful area you recorded
  4. This is the ‘Follow up flag’, it turns blue if you have added a follow up record for a pain record

Review a single pain recordTo delete, edit or follow up a pain record, tap on the record in the list. This will bring up a window which shows you all of the information you added in this record.There are 3 things you can do from here; Delete the record, Edit the record, or Follow up the record.

  1. Delete: This will simply remove all information stored in this record. Note: if you had previously generated a PDF report using this record, deleting this record will not update your PDF report; you would need to create a new report)
  2. Edit: This will take you back to the ‘How I’m Feeling’ 7-step screen, but with all of your previously chosen information retained, so that you can make changes
  3. Follow Up: Press this to enter how you are feeling now and whether any medications or other relief helped.

Follow up a pain recordThe first screen of a Follow Up record allows you to record your overall level of pain you are feeling at what you think is the end of a particular pain event.It is up to you when you want to add a Follow Up record, but we suggest that it should be related to any ameliorating factors you took in the original pain record.

You can then rate the effectiveness of the medications you might have taken.

Note: only rate the medications you actually took.

Press the Next Step button to continue adding follow up data.

Save a follow upIn this Follow Up section, you will see a list of all the painful areas you originally selected.Press on each item to add follow up information about the pain severity and whether any of the Relief or Mobility solutions you used were effective.

Note: If you didn’t add any Relief or Mobility information for a particular painful area, you won’t be able to add any Follow Up information for it.

Severity follow upThis is an example of the pop up window to add Follow Up pain severity information for a painful area.Move the slider to reflect your pain level after any Medications, Relief or Mobility aids you may have used, and then press the Save button.

The ‘Severity’ tick for that painful area will turn green to indicate that you have added the information.

Repeat this process for Relief and Mobility.

Note: If you didn’t add any Relief or Mobility information for a particular painful area, you won’t be able to add any Follow Up information for it.

Pain summaryTo view a summary of your pain records, and generate a PDF report, press on the date range you want to view.Depending upon the date range you chose, and the amount of information you saved, this may take some time; please be patient.

Pain summary reportsFrom the summary screen, you can press and swipe left or right to view; a summary, charts and graphs, notes and your follow up data.To create a PDF Doctor report, press the Create Report button at the top right of the screen.

As with the Sleep Report, when the report has finished generating, you will be taken to the Pain Reports screen, which lists all of the Pain Reports you have created. Press on the report you have created, and then choose to either View the report on your device, Email the report to a person of your choosing, or simply Delete it altogether.