I had my first migraine in kindergarten. My mom had migraines, and became sensitive to light and sound. She had to go in a dark room and close her eyes.
In school one day, I started feeling off. I had sharp head pain, and the lights were suddenly too bright. Everything was too loud.
”I think I have a migraine,” I said.
”Oh honey,” I was told, “migraines are serious. You just have a headache!”
That’s when I threw up.