The amazing thing with a migraine
is if I stay really still, completely still, and if I breathe in a way that keeps me really still, with shallow breaths and as little movement as possible—if I get to that point, then the migraine, at least for me, is… well I can barely feel it. So it’s almost a thing of willpower. I feel like I’m hiding from it so well that I can actually ease the pain, a few minutes at a time. Then I’ll have to move or something, and the pain will come back, and I have to focus on bringing it down again, which I can do. It’s this thing that I constantly try to control, and if you can get to that point—that still point—you fall asleep. And sometimes when you wake up, it’s gone.