In-depth reviews of the Migraine Buddy app.

User review

: Member of the public, Auckland, New Zealand
Date of review: December 2021
Comments: Love the migraine tracker and ability to see two days of weather pressure changes. Not so enamoured with the pro option - having no income means those functions are unavailable.

User review

: Member of the public
Date of review: September 2019
Comments: I like how I can keep track of my migraine attacks.

User review

: Member of the public, Auckland
Date of review: April 2020
Comments: Best app ever. Customisations for your own migraine experience. Super fast to track attacks, can be simple or detailed. So much research, development and support for users of the app. Chat groups and statistics from users around the world. Most support I’ve ever had with my migraines! 

Clinical review

: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP
Date of review: October 2017
Comments: This app is most useful for headache sufferers and their doctors. It has potential to be a very helpful tool and clinically it is of high quality. Users can see potential common trends relating to their headaches, such as position, character, exacerbating and relieving factors, and the presence of aura. This could help aid diagnosis and therapeutic management for both doctor and patient. The exhaustive list of questions asked when logging a headache covers most of the clinically important headache features. These are also customisable. The app generates an easy-to-read summary for the doctor. On the downside, however, due to extensive questions, it takes about 1-2 minutes to log a headache and the app lacks information on migraine or headache. 
Safety concerns: Does not advise you to seek medical help if you enter in sinister headache features.
New Zealand relevance: Some of the listed drugs are not available in New Zealand and medicine names may be different. Acetaminophen is called paracetamol here. Maxalt 5mg is a brand name for rizatriptan, available in NZ in 10mg strength. Zomig is a brand name for zolmitriptan, not subsidised in NZ. Relpax is a brand name for eletriptan, not available in NZ.

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