Best way to track migraine data?
August 11, 2012 10:46 AM Subscribe
My doctor suggested I keep a written diary to try to find migraine triggers. I'd like to improve on the concept and make it digital, trackable, and graphable. What would be the best method to use?
posted by Uncle Glendinning to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to be able to track: diet, exercise, sleep, stress levels, workload, alcohol consumption, and migraine severity (and possibly other factors if I think of them). My goal would be to be able to generate a graph and be able to see, "Oh, my migraine level on these days was a 6 and lookee there, I only got 4 hours sleep the night before," or "Ah, I had 2 glasses of wine that night" or whatever.
I've looked into some migraine tracking apps, but I'm not sure they're customizable enough. And I thought about setting this all up in Google Calendar, but that doesn't seem robust enough in terms of graphability.
I'd like to have a solution that I could use on the go — either with my iPhone or iPad — but if that's not possible, I could always enter data at night into my computer.
Does anyone have a standalone program or app they could recommend that could do this? Or, alternately, does anyone have a personal system set up with excel or whatever that they could describe?