The triptans are a funny group of drugs. Usually when a patient needs a drug we give them a drug that they have to take regularly every day.
With migraines we give “triptans” where we ask the patient to take the drug once they can feel a migraine coming on. The triptan then stops that first symptom of a migraine – usually a burning sensation behind the eye, or a small ache in their head – from turning into a full blown migraine.
Sometimes subtle symptoms are the most telling. Feeling a little low after a days work, slightly hollow after a night out, somewhat restless in your spare time. Like that burning sensation behind the eye, all these signs are likely indicating something that could turn into something very painful if not correctly addressed.