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The Best App for Tracking Chronic Illness Symptoms.

Discover what improves & worsens your chronic illness. Identify triggers & manage symptoms. Collect data for medical appointments.

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5,000+ Five Star Reviews

"Amazing tool to track chronic illness symptoms, see what makes things better or worse, and reminders to take supplements & meds. Great tool for doctors visits, too!" - Deirdre McAteer
"Fantastic app for tracking my chronic illness, simple enough to use on even the brain foggiest of days!" - Lu Dunraven
"Exactly what I needed to track my chronic illness symptoms. I love how you can look at how frequently you're experiencing an individual symptom and see the relationship with other symptoms. Worth the subscription!" - Jessica Armstrong
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Feel more in control of your chronic illness

Track Chronic Illness Triggers

Discover chronic illness triggers

Identify the triggers that correlate with changes in the severity of your symptoms. Use this knowledge to… 

    • Make helpful lifestyle changes
    • Avoid the things that make symptoms worse
    • Manage your chronic illness symptoms with data

Gain insights into your chronic illness

Customise the app to track only what matters to you. Then, see graphs made with your data to gain powerful insights into symptoms correlations, lifestyle choices, sleep, diet and anything else you wish to track. 

    • Spot early warning signs for changes in symptoms
    • Understand symptom frequency & duration 
    • Get perspective and feel more in control
Track Chronic Illness Symptoms
Track Migraine Medications & Treatments

Go prepared to medical appointments

Use Bearable’s symptom reports to help your medical team understand…

    • Frequency and severity of your symptoms
    • The impact of lifestyle changes
    • How your chronic illness responds to treatments
    • Dates and times for changes in symptoms
    • Timeline & Calendar of symptoms and treatments

Sync with AppleHealth GoogleFit & Fitbit

Identify patterns between chronic illness symptoms and changes in: Sleep, HRV, Steps, Heart Rate, Resting Heart Rate, Weight, Blood Pressure, and more.

If you experience it, you can track it.

Track potential symptom triggers such as: hormonal changes, alcohol, caffeine, changes in sleep, physical exertion, weather, barometric pressure, medications, processed foods, exhaustion, emotional stress, dehydration, changes in temperature, negative life events, social interactions and more.

You can also create unlimited ‘custom triggers’ and track anything you think could be causing flare ups or triggering changes in symptom severity.

Track your chronic conditions and/or symptoms in as much or as little detail as you’d like. Our symptom tracking tools allow you to create unlimited custom symptoms, so that you can track changes in symptom severity and frequency.

Examples of chronic illness symptoms you can track include: persistent and overwhelming fatigue, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, difficulty breathing, abnormal heart rate, frequent or severe headaches including migraines, swelling in extremities, insomnia, brain fog, unexplained numbness, trouble concentrating, feelings of panic, hopelessness, or apathy, trouble regulating emotions, irritability, changes in menstrual cycle, confusion, nausea, impulsivity, intrusive thoughts  and more.

There is no limit to what you can track in Bearable, so the app can be personalised to your chronic illness symptoms.

Track all of your medications, create medication reminders to help you stick to your schedule, and get insights into how medications correlate with changes in symptoms (and side-effects).

Examples of common medications for chronic illness that can be tracked in the Bearable app include: Lisinopril (Zestril), Atorvastatin (Lipitor), Metformin (Gluophage), Simvastatin (Zocor), Omeprazole (Prilosec), Metoprolol (Lopressor), Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone, Albuterol (Ventolin), Methylphenidate, Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin), Adderall and Mydayis, Bupropion (Wellbutrin), Buspirone (Buspar), Trazodone, Paroxetine (Paxil), Citalopram (Celexa), Mirtazapine, Fludrocortisone (Florinef), Midodrine, Doxycycline (Monodox, Doryx, Vibramycin, Oracea), Amoxicillin (Amoxil), Cefuroxime (Ceftin, Zinacef), Pain relievers (analgesics), Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), Corticosteroids, hydroxychloroquine (or anti-malarials), Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), Immunosuppressants, and more.

Track any of your treatments for chronic illness and discover how they correlate with changes in your symptoms.

Examples of chronic illness treatments tracked in Bearable include: physical therapy for improving mobility and reducing pain, exercise routines tailored to individual capabilities, dietary changes such as reducing sugar or salt intake, counselling or therapy for mental health support,  and more. 

Whatever treatment program you’re on, you can track it in Bearable. 

Track common chronic illness self-management habits, such as:
reduced alcohol consumption, reduced caffeine intake, journaling, CBT, ACT, meditation, mindfulness, breath-work, yoga, salt-intake, gluten free diet, dairy free diet, time spent in nature, cold therapy, heat therapy,  reduced screen time, reducing time on social media, magnesium supplements, vitamin B6 & B12, ashwagandha, vitamin D, omega 3-6-9, glucosamine and chondroitin, improved sleep hygiene, and improved hydration.

With Bearable, you can create and track unlimited custom self-care and self-management tactics and view how they correlate with changes in your symptom severity.

💡 You can also create and track unlimited custom triggers, symptoms, medications, treatments, and self-management tactics.

Information for this section was sourced from The Mayo Clinic, Stuff That Works, WebMD, and the NIH National Library of Medicine.

Bearable Chronic Illness User Story & Review

"Tracking my chronic illness helps me resolve flare-ups".

Melissa, Bearable member

“Bearable helps me manage my autoimmune disease (Lupus). I feel more in control of my chronic condition. By monitoring how I’m feeling and what I’m up to on a daily basis I have learned what triggers my flare-ups and how to manage them. 

Being able to customize symptom tracking and track factors that lead to or help resolve flare ups has been the most useful feature for me. 

It allows me to customize the factors I care about (like sun/UV exposure, and other things that cause my flare-ups) and relate them to my key symptoms (like swollen joints).

I was recommended Bearable by someone else who shares my condition. Of course, I would recommend it too.”


Recommended by

Bearable is recommended by The US Pain Foundation
Bearable is recommended by WebMD
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Created by people with chronic illnesses

James, founder & CEO

Having suffered with a chronic illness since 2018, I know all too well the frustration of coming out of an appointment with my doctor or therapist knowing that I hadn’t been able to give them a complete picture of my migraine symptoms.

Often these interactions lead to no diagnosis, a very tentative diagnosis, or at worst, a misdiagnosis. From personal experience, this sets you off a wild goose chase. You go from consultant to consultant in search of answers and spend hours on Dr. Google.

In the end, I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I started tracking my mood, symptoms and other daily factors, in the hope that it would help me to understand, and feel more in control of, my health. This is how the idea for the Bearable app was born. 

Since 2020, Bearable has helped me to better understand and manage my migraine symptoms as well has help me to improve how I communicate with my medical team.

Today, my mission is to give all patients the power to take control of their health and feel like themselves again.

Free Chronic Illness Tracker Worksheet

Free chronic illness symptom tracker worksheet

Downloadable + printable PDF

Because our mission is to help people, we try to create as many free resources as possible. 

Our free symptom tracker worksheet helps you to track…

    1. The frequency of your symptoms
    2. Changes in your pain levels
    3. Your treatments and self-management habits
    4. The effects + side-effects of treatments

Note. When you tap the Download button you’ll be taken to Google Drive where you can tap the ‘Open with’ or Download icon (⬇) to save the symptom tracker worksheets to your device.


Yes, Bearable is a freemium app and our subscription is optional.

With Bearable, you can track unlimited symptoms, treatments, medications, and triggers for free. You can also identify changes in your chronic illness symptoms using weekly reports, timelines, calendars, and charts – all included in the free version of the Bearable app.

Bearable was designed so that people whose disposable income is affected by their chronic illness can still track and manage their health using the app for free. In fact, we’ve recently launched a sponsorship program that gifts free subscriptions to members of the Bearable community every month.

When you first sign-in to Bearable, you’ll be asked to pick the factors that you feel are most effecting your symptoms. Then, over the course of the following week – and along with your symptom severity – you’ll track the days when these factors occur.

Once you’ve collected approximately 7 days of symptoms and factor data, we’ll show you correlations between your factors and changes in symptom severity.

Then, once you’ve collected more data – we recommend at least 30 days – you’ll be able to determine which factors might be negatively impacting your symptoms. At this point, most Bearable users then use this data to:

    1. Speak with a Doctor about any new triggers they’ve identified.
    2. Begin making lifestyle changes to avoid newly identified triggers.

It’s also possible to create more granular, custom factors and these can help you to get a more detailed understanding of your triggers. For example, rather than tracking ‘Dairy’ you might begin to track ‘Cheese’, ‘Milk’, and ‘Eggs’.

Ultimately, Bearable gives you the tools to collect data about your triggers, so that you can better understand and manage your symptoms over time.

Many members of the Bearable community have told us that their main aim is to simply track Symptoms over time. The main reasons for this are:

    1. It makes it easier spot early warning signs for symptom flare ups.
    2. It helps to give them perspective on the frequency and severity of their symptoms.
    3. The act of logging symptoms gives them a sense of control.
    4. It helps them to stay accountable for managing their symptoms.

Yes, one of the primary reasons we created Bearable was to make communication with your Doctor, Therapist, and Medical team easier.

Whilst it’s possible to export all of your data in .csv format, we’ve also heard from members of the Bearable community that they:

    1. Use the share button on certain reports to send doctors a specific report e.g. to share correlations from the Effect on Fatigue report.
    2. Screen grab  reports that don’t currently have a share button e.g. to share symptom trends from the Comparison graph or Timeline screen.
    3. Simply use the app during an appointment to answer questions on the spot. For example, by using the Timeline & Calendar screens to quickly lookup symptom frequency and severity for specific dates.

There are a number of different ways to use Bearable and each of them can help you to manage your symptoms in different ways.

    1. By helping you to identify triggers, Bearable can help you to make lifestyle choices and changes to avoid or reduce exposure to these triggers.

    2. Bearable can help you to identify early warning signs of a symptom flare up, so that you’re able to adjust your plans before your symptoms become more severe.

    3. Bearable helps you to collect detailed symptom data for you to share with your medical team and this can aid with obtaining a diagnosis or treatment.

    4. By helping you to understand the positive and negative effects of treatments, self-management, and/or medications on your symptoms. Bearable can help you to make better decisions about how you manage your disease or condition.

    5. Bearable’s Reminders, Goals, and Other Factor features can help you to stay accountable for healthy habits, self-management, and medication adherence.

Over 90% of Bearable members report that the app helps them to understand their symptoms better and over 75% report that Bearable helps them to feel more in control of their health.

There are a number of ways in which Bearable protects the privacy and security of our member’s data. These include:

    1. GDPR Compliance. As a British company we’re compliant with EU data protection laws which are more protective of an individuals data rights than HIPAA. This also means that we do not have to comply with requests for data from US law enforcement.

    2. We use Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to backup and secure your data. GCP is GDPR and CCPA compliant and is certified under major privacy and security standards including ISO 27001 and SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3.

    3. Your data is encrypted at rest using Google Cloud Platform services. This essentially means that your data is encrypted from your device all the way to the server. In addition to this, Google Cloud also encrypt the infrastructure, platform, and hardware that this data is stored on – so there are multiple layers of encryption protecting your data. These measures are used to protect your data from unauthorised access.

    4. We will never sell your data and this has been our philosophy since day one. Whilst other companies focus on revenue, our primary focus is to help people to understand and manage their health. This is the same reason we don’t show ads in the app and our only revenue stream is an optional subscription. 

    5. We collect as little Personally Identifiable Information (PII) as possible. The only information needed to create a Bearable account is your email address. That means no name, no home address, no credit card information, no biometrics, no birthdate, and nothing else that could be used to personally identify you directly or indirectly. The only instance in which phone number data may be collected is if you choose to create an account using your Facebook/Meta account.

    6. Most importantly, you have complete control of your data at all times and from within the app. From the settings screen, you’re able to delete your account and/or data at any time.

If you have any questions or concerns about your data privacy, please contact us at

What we’ve been told by our community of thousands of people with multiple chronic illnesses and hard-to-diagnose-conditions, is that Bearable is better than other chronic illness symptom tracker apps because:

    1. The app is made by people with chronic conditions for people with chronic conditions. Bearable started as an idea on Reddit – by our founder and CEO who lives with chronic migraines – and was shaped by the feedback of chronic illness communities such as r/chronicillness, r/fibromyalgia, r/endo, r/migraine, r/longcovid, r/anxiety and many more. Bearable is still recommended by these communities today and we continue to work with them for feedback on features and updates to the app.

    2. Bearable is more customisable than other chronic illness symptom tracker apps. Our approach has always been to let people dictate what and how they track their health and the factors impacting their health. Rather than taking a prescriptive approach, Bearable let’s you track and manage your health however you’d like.

    3. Bearable has a simple interface that makes tracking symptoms, treatments, and medication very quick, easy, and rewarding. Everything appears on a single screen that can be customised as much or as little as you’d like.

    4. Most of the features can be used for free and we don’t show ads or sell any data. If you read reviews of the Bearable App, you’ll notice that people often mention how much they were able to achieve for free. Our mission has always been and will always be to help as many people with chronic illnesses as possible and that’s why we do everything we can to protect user data and offer tools for free (we even offer free subscriptions through the Bearable Heroes program).

    5. Bearable is backed by scientific review, recommended by Doctors and Therapists including; Psychiatrist Dr. Anthony Levinson, GP Dr Claire Ashley, and also recommended by The US Pain Foundation, and a number of leading health publications including SELF Magazine, Healthline, and WebMD.

You can read more about how Bearable compares to other leading Symptom and Mood trackers (like Careclinic and Daylio) and reviews of the app from people with BPD, ADHD, and Bipolar Disorder on our blog and user stories pages.

Your Data Privacy

Just as important to us as it is to you

We'll never sell data

Unlike other companies, our main motivation will always be to help people. This is why we don’t sell your data, show in-app ads, and request as little PII data as possible.

Secure & Encrypted

Your data is encrypted and cannot be read by anyone but yourself.  You have full control of your data and can export and/or delete everything from within the app at any time.

GDPR Compliant

As a British company, we comply with EU/European data protection and privacy laws. This also means we’re not required to comply with data requests from US law enforcement.

About Bearable, the No.1 Chronic Illness Symptom Tracking App

Bearable is the best chronic illness symptom tracking app and helps thousands of people to feel more in control of their chronic illness symptoms each year. Bearable is recommended by the Healthline, The US Pain Foundation, WebMD, Forbes, Vox, SELF Magazine, VerywellMind, PsychCentral, and Doctors and Therapists including; Psychiatrist Dr. Anthony Levinson, GP Dr Claire Ashley. Over 900,000 Bearable members have used the app to identify triggers, track changes in symptom severity, and share symptom data with doctors and therapists to aid with diagnosis and treatment. It’s not just a free chronic illness tracker app – it’s also the best symptom tracker for anyone hoping to feel more in control of every aspect of their health.