I often advise my patients, especially my young woman and teenagers to track their cycles with a period tracker app. Clue and Pink Pad Pro are two I like, but there are many out there. Not only can you track your cycle, but you can note when it is very heavy or painful, if you are getting headaches, PMS, irregular bleeding or any other symptoms that you might want to talk to your doctor about. Then when you see your physician, instead of guessing and trying to remember your symptoms, you can just pull out your phone! Many of these apps will also send you a reminder alert to take your birth control pills, or other medications. It can also be great for perimenopausal women who want to track their cycles as well as some of their menopause symptoms. The have been getting lots of buzz lately , check out this article from the NY Times today:
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