Headache Log app

An app for people with migraines and headaches, to track their symptoms, triggers and treatment.
Headache log By AR Productions Inc

  • Symptom tracking
  • Trigger recording
  • Medication tracking
  • Reports for sharing

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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(external link) (android) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.

✔ 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).
✘  Headache questions are limited; some clinically important information (such as associated features, or effect on daily life) would have to be entered manually into the notes section (thereby potentially missing some such important information).

✘  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

✘ Free version has advertising; paid version is ad-free

Review details

  • April 2017, Version 1.21, Android
  • October 2017, Android

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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.(external link) 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.(external link) 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.(external link) Pain Res Manag. 2014 Jan-Feb;19(1):e1-8.
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Credits: Sandra Ponen

Reviewed by: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP

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