9 Apps for Tracking Your Migraine Days

Keeping a “pain diary” is a great way to track symptoms, medications, and more

“Pain diaries” and other forms of written documentation are extremely important as barometers to discuss migraine symptoms, medication, and progress with your doctor or specialist. Since keeping a physical journal with you at all times may not be feasible, a number of mobile app developers have streamlined the process for the digital age. Not only are most of these apps free, but they are also specifically designed to help track migraine days, with easy-to-use features that will help make your next conversation with your doctor a smooth experience.

Below are six iPhone and three Android apps to help keep tabs on your attacks.

iPhone

Curelator Headache & Migraine (Curelator – Cambridge, MA)

Developed with neurologists, Curelator Headache allows patients to better discover and act on migraine symptoms. The app helps the user to understand their headache behavior with a daily diary, custom migraine triggers that you can input, digital reports of attack severity and treatment tracking, and a personal report of trigger exposures. These records can be instantly connected and shared with your physician in PDF format. Developers point out that the app is constantly being reviewed and updated by headache specialists, and has even been used in clinical studies.
Price: Free
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iHeadache (Better QOL - Bellaire, TX)

Having trouble figuring out what type of headache you have? This app can help by capturing and analyzing real-time information, utilizing criteria specified by the International Headache Society. The app enables you to track, record, and analyze your symptoms, medications, frequency, and triggers to generate reports that you can compare over weekly or monthly intervals. These reports can be exported into Excel or other spreadsheet applications for easy sharing with your doctors.
Price: Free
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Migraine Buddy (Healint – Singapore)

In addition to offering a comprehensive tracker (including sleep patterns), Migraine Buddy connects a large community of migraine “buddies” who share their migraine status and advice. The sleek design and interface can be personalized with custom fields, reports, and questionnaires. In addition, loved ones can help view your progress.
Price: Free
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Migraine eDiary (Pfizer – New York, NY)

Developed by Pfizer, Migraine eDiary features an interactive calendar, medicine recorder, and report generator to collect and organize the details of your migraine experiences, unveiling patterns. Color-coded charts and other filters keep the reports focused on what matters most to you. The reports can be e-mailed to your doctor or printed to bring to your next appointment.
Price: Free
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Ouchie (Ouchie LLC – New York)
A mobile pain management app, Ouchie is a comprehensive social platform for sharing ailments with other users, whether it be migraine or a different chronic condition. Share as much or as little as you please: your mood, treatments, sleep, your challenges and successes. Find users who can relate to your pain and build a community of supporters. The more you use the app, the more milestones and goals you can unlock (even win prizes). Ouchie also points users to useful resources: medications, support groups, meal plans, research, and treatment options.
Price: Free
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Symple Symptom Tracker (Symple Health – Andover, Hampshire, England)

Designed with input from patients and clinicians, the free version of Symple Symptom Tracker allows users to track up to five symptoms and triggers that influence how they feel daily. In addition, personal fitness data can be imported to your Apple Health app, including steps, calories, heart rate, and pushes for wheelchair-bound users. Upgrade to the “full” version to unlock more features, including photos integration for a visual recording of your symptoms, long graph intervals in tracking, and archive options so you never lose your data.
Price: Free
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Android

Headache Log (AR Productions – Toronto)

Apps such as Headache Log offer many of features available from the above iPhone apps, including customizable tracking of days, treatments, symptoms, and medications. With this android app, users can also filter their results to any data that has been entered, such as only viewing headaches for which you have taken a medication.
Price: Free
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Manage My Pain Pro (Ryerson Biomedical Zone – Toronto)

It may come with a price tag, but the many features that Manage My Pain Pro offers make it a worthwhile investment. The reports that this app generates are made by doctors, for doctors, and can be shown to government or insurance agencies if needed. A number of strong features make this app clinician-friendly: evidence-based reports for diagnosis, treatment, and claims; recording of medical and personal characteristics; support from a responsive team and detailed user guides. Get insight into your condition through statistics, charts, graphs, and calendar views.
Price: $3.99
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Migraine Diary (Steveloper Media)

If you’re looking for simplicity, this Android app from Steveloper Media certainly has it. The simple and clean design makes it easy to insert a new record where you can add triggers, medications, and pain locations. An easy to read summary report guides users on their next appropriate action. View statistics about your headaches such as how many you have recorded; how many "migraine free" days you’ve had since the last attack; your average pain score and duration; and your most common pain areas, triggers, and medication.
Price: Free
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Read more about migraine symptoms and treatments in the PPM online Headache and Migraine Patient Center.

Updated on: 05/22/18
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