iHeadache doesn’t sound like an attractive name for an app, especially to people whose brains are already frazzled by technology overload, but it’s a clever concept that makes keeping important medical records easier.
Made by Texan company, iHeadache provides a place for you to log your migranes and sore heads. You can make note of the symptoms, the duration, the type of headache, the trigger and what medication you’re on. Accurate information is an important tool for doctors in treating the problems.
All stuff that could be done on a paper journal of course, but you always have your phone with you, whereas you may not always have a journal, and of course as soon as you’ve entered it the data can be analyzed and tracked.
iHeadache makers use International Headache Society criteria (IHS) to classify headaches and the data from the app can be broken down by time period.
iHeadache says: “Reports are formatted for physicians to quickly gather all relevant data needed to assess the treatment plan….. iHeadache helps patients and physicians to pinpoint patterns and determine if a headache is chronic. Medication tracking is also used to help a doctor decide if a patient is having rebound headaches from medication overuse.”
An app which is actually useful.
iHeadache is free for the next 10,000 downloads otherwise there’s a free version and a £5.99 premium version