migraine app has been around for a year . Over 70,000 people in Germany alone already use it regularly on Apple's iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android devices. The medical consultation hours were changed as a result. It is now commonplace for patients to place their smartphone on the table and show the quick overview of the app as part of the follow-up check and treatment adjustment. At a glance, the treating doctor can see how the last few months have progressed and how the treatment concept is working.

An example is shown in the figure above. When analyzing the last 30 days before the appointment to monitor progress and success, it becomes clear that headaches only occurred on one day. In these last 30 days, acute medication was only required on one day. This had a good effect. Overall, the last 30 days have been very satisfactory for the patient.

The display instruments show a long-term overview for the months of April to September. At the start of treatment, headache attacks were still present on 13 days per month. Preventive treatment with information, behavior modification and drug prophylaxis led to a significant improvement within the next three months. In May, headaches were still present for twelve days. Already in June there was a further significant reduction to just two headache days per month. This frequency was stabilized sustainably; headaches occurred on four days in July, none on any day in August and one day in September. The app thus illustrates a very positive treatment result for the affected patient. The use of the migraine app documents the effectiveness of the treatment procedures used. The analysis motivates us to continue it regularly. The extensive information integrated into the app, the progressive muscle relaxation and the social networking in digital self-help groups are also very helpful.

The aim of the migraine app is to compile information relevant to treatment and to analyze it over the course of the treatment. It was developed from specialized practice on a scientific basis by experts from the Kiel Pain Clinic in collaboration with the Techniker Krankenkasse.

The migraine app is free to download for iOS and Android.

Further information about the migraine app and how to download it can be found at:

How the migraine app works