Headache Log app

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

Headache Log  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 simple app allows users to keep track of  their headaches or migraines by recording the date,  duration, severity, type of pain, location, triggers and medications. 
For the complete app description, go to Google Play (android).

PROS ✔  CONS  ✘  
  • Very easy and quick to use.
  • Allows customisation of lists such as medications, triggers etc
  • Data can be viewed as a basic graph (paid version allows records to be exported as a spreadsheet).
  • In-app advertising (paid version removes ads).
  • No education component or information about self-care.
  • Medication list includes US-based names that may not be recognisable to New Zealanders.
  • Not available for iPhones/iPads.
  • App only records very basic headache or migraine details (does not include associated symptoms such as e nausea, auras, prodromes, non-medication treatments
Date of this review: April 2017

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