I had ben pain free for two years and a half, but unfortunately started a new cycle two weeks ago. I like excercising a lot, swimming, running, hiking, biking...you name it. Yesterday, the pain woke me up during the night but I controlled it with zolmitriptan. Usually when I do that early, I'm pain free for pretty much the rest of the day, so I decided to leave home before I started working. I was hiking a steep route nearby and right at the toughest part I started feeling the pain coming back. I was close to the top so I decided to finish, even though I didn't have any "tool" with me to stop it and was about an hour away from home. I got to the top with my head exploding, but right when I started going down and my heart slowed down, the pain started to go away.