Headache Diary Lite app

An app for people with migraines and headaches, to track their symptoms, triggers and treatment.


Headache Diary Lite Basic features
 
  • Free version - has advertising
  • Paid version is ad-free
  • Requires  internet  
  • Data can be exported (paid version)
  • No social networking options 

What does the app do?

This app allows users to keep track of their headaches or migraines by recording the date, duration, type of headache, severity and location of the pain, causes, effects of the headache, medication taken and responses to it.  
For the complete app description, go to Google Play (android). 

PROS ✔  CONS  ✘  
  • Reasonably quick and easy-to-use.
  • Data can be viewed as various types of graphs (paid version allows more graph options).
  • Includes a Knowledge Base section with basic information on types of headaches, and interpretation of the app’s pain scale.
  • No customisation of lists such as medications, causes etc (paid version allows some customisation).
  • Medication list includes US-based names that may not be recognisable to New Zealanders.
  • Not available for iPhones/iPads
  • No education component or information about self-care. 
  • App does not record details such as associated symptoms (e nausea etc), auras, prodromes, or non-medication treatments.
  • Only 10 headache/migraines can be recorded (paid version allows more records)
Date of this review: April 2017

Learn more

This app has been reviewed by other independent websites:

Migraines Practical Apps 1

Headache Diary Lite my health apps

References

The following references relate to articles about apps for headaches and migraines:

  1. Hundert AS, Huguet A, McGrath PJ, et al. Commercially Available Mobile Phone Headache Diary Apps: A Systematic Review. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2014 Aug 19;2(3):e36.
  2. Mosadeghi-Nik M, Askari MS, Fatehi F. Mobile health (mHealth) for headache disorders: A review of the evidence base. J Telemed Telecare. 2016 Dec;22(8):472-477.
  3. Huguet A, Stinson J, Mackay B et al. Bringing psychosocial support to headache sufferers using information and communication technology: lessons learned from asking potential users what they want. Pain Res Manag. 2014 Jan-Feb;19(1):e1-8.
Credits: Sandra Ponen. Reviewed By: Sally Gallaugher Last reviewed: 26 May 2017