Then again, triptans will not work if you take them after a migraine has fully formed. So, if you take
them after the pain is extremely bad, the triptan will not work
. You must take
a triptan at the first sign of pain... or for people who get an aura (visual symtoms) they must take them at the first sign of the aura. The longer you wait to take the triptan, the less likely that it will work. Since you said you have always tried triptans in the middle of migraines...