Migraine and headache apps

The following apps have been reviewed.

  App name  Description
Migraine Buddy   An app for people with migraines wanting to keep track of their symptoms, triggers  and treatment. Once the app has been fed enough data, it can tell users when they might expect to get another migraine. 
Headache Diary (Lite) An app for people with migraines and headaches, to track their symptoms, causes and treatment.​ Lite version is limited to 10 entries and has very restrictive medication list that may not be useful to New Zealand users. Requires paid upgrade for more features.
Headache Log An app for people with migraines and headaches, to track their symptoms, triggers  and treatment.​ Basic version has in-app advertising which is distracting and intrusive. Requires paid upgrade for ad-free version and more features. 

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.