I had my first migraine when I was very young, though I wasn’t aware at the time that the white spots dancing in front of my eyes were not as harmless as I thought them to be. I remember very clearly standing on the playground and thinking it was hilarious that my friend could hold up 10 fingers and I would only see five. She stood across from me, lifting her hands and asking, “Okay, how many am I holding now?!” And each time, I’d get it wrong and we’d laugh. The ‘white spots’ were auras, and auras would later be identified as one of my several indications of an impending migraine attack.