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Headache Diary (ecoHeadache)

Headache Diary (ecoHeadache)
developed by ecoTouchMedia (Jae-Ung Yi)


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Spanish

Cost: £1.91 [approximately €2.37, $2.99]
Diary for people who have headaches, migraine, or ENT (ear, nose or throat) pain.
“Over the last few months I have been trying out a bunch of migraine-diary apps. I am seeing a new specialist in a couple of months, and I thought I’d try these apps to export some records for him. I think the apps have potential to be useful, but I have had issues finding one with an optimal feature set. A lot of them just seem to cease development or don't implement suggestions from reviews either. Anyway, I thought I’d give some input on what I have found. … As far as actually learning something about your migraines, there is one called ‘ecoHeadache’ that so far blows away everything I have tried. It not only has extensive diary features, but a good medication and therapy database that you can easily update. It keeps track of the how well each medication and therapy worked for each attack, and creates stats on how well they are working. It also has a triggers section, symptoms, and pretty much everything else you can think of. Other apps I tried do tough on these features, but on nowhere close to this level. So, on top of keeping records for the specialist, I really think I can learn something from using this app. I am actually kind of excited about it. Another big plus is it’s one of the few apps that allows you to input headache durations in days, not just hours. I am not sure why so many apps are missing this feature when so many people’s migraines last longer than 24 hours. … A lot of the free [apps I tried] were too barebones, and the interfaces really varied as far as intuitiveness. A lot of the pay ones didn’t have a feature set that matched the ‘ecoHeadache’ one, and cost more.” Patient, writing on Migrainepage discussion forum, November 2011, USA | http://bit.ly/1B2gt7k


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Headache Diary Lite

Headache Diary Lite
developed by Froggyware GmbH


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French / German / Italian / Spanish

Cost: Lite version free, Android full version: £1.99 [approximately €1.83; $1.99]
Diary for people who wish to record details linked to their headaches or migraines.
“Headache Diary helps me track my headache type, length, etc.” Person with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, UK | PatientView survey, October 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

iheadache

iheadache
developed by BetterQOL.com, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: 'Lite' version free on Apple; Apple full version: £3.20 [approximately €4.61 or $4.99]; Blackberry: £3.50 [approximately €5.04, $5.46]

Headache diary that allows the number of headaches, their duration and severity, the degree of disability and impact, medication and usage, symptoms, and triggers to all be tracked.

Recommended by the National Headache Foundation (NHF), USA National Headache Foundation (NHF), USA | http://bit.ly/c4WbkF


Tags: Medical

Manage My Pain Lite

Manage My Pain Lite
developed by ManagingLife


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free, Pro version £2.99 [approximately €4.23, $4.66]
Allows pain to be recorded, tracked and analysed.
“My number one, cream of the crop app for chronic pain sufferers is Manage My Pain. The app is basically a record-keeping tool for those in chronic pain, with free hosting of records on their servers to avoid losing data if your phone decides to throw a wobbler. I have used it for around 7 months now. At first, I had the free ‘Lite’ version, which became so handy that I needed up upgrade to the ‘Pro’ to allow myself the space for more records. Both levels of this app requires an account, but it is easily set up, and totally free to do. I found it very easy and uncomplicated to upgrade from Lite to Pro. The Pro version allows you to keep unlimited records of your pain, whereas the Lite version allows you ten at a time – which is do-able for the lighter user, or for someone who can really make the effort to blend reports a bit, to get the picture they need. I found it easier just to pay the extra to get the Pro version, and I’ve certainly got my money’s worth out of it. I would definitely recommend giving the free version a try, and seeing if it suits you. Sometimes, just being able to look at the timeline of results, and say “Well, x is obviously working”, helps you see the bigger picture of your pain when you’re struggling. Or if your pain is clearly increasing, it’s a visual record to show people who should be helping bring that level down – not just a tearful person turning up in A&E without ‘backup’ (as I have done). If I used this app to its full potential, and had a go with the reports section, I really think it could push my treatment forward, too.” Rise Above Pain blog, UK | http://bitly.com/12xNEVj


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

My Pain Diary: Chronic Pain Management

My Pain Diary: Chronic Pain Management
developed by Damon Lynn, USA


Self-monitoring

English

Cost: £3.99 [approximately €5.63, $6.28]

Pain diary for people with allergies, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), depression, fibromyalgia, headaches, or migraine.

Recommended by the World Pain Foundation (WPF) World Pain Foundation (WPF) | http://bit.ly/Mh7yd7


Tags: Disability

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