I had a headache every single day in sixth grade. I went to the doctor several times, but we never did chase down the cause.
My mom and I had to start making use of a scale to describe pain. It was a simple 1-5 rating system, one being “yes I acknowledge that it is there, but what else is new, let me get on with what I’m doing” and five being “let me lay in bed alone in the dark, undisturbed, and do battle with this beast in my mind.”
Yesterday evening I had an 8.
(To be continued... if the migraine allows)