By Paula Kamen
On the age of twenty-four, Paula Kamen's existence replaced directly. whereas she used to be setting up her contacts, the left lens disturbed a constellation of nerves at the back of her eye. The soreness used to be extra piercing than that of the other headache she had ever skilled. greater than a decade later, she nonetheless has a headache-the very same headache. From surgical procedure to a battery of Botox injections to a dousing of Lithuanian holy water, from a mountain of pharmaceutical items to aromatherapy or even a vibrating hat, All in My Head chronicles the occasionally scary, often absurd, and continuously useless treatments Kamen-like such a lot of others-tried in an effort to relieve the discomfort. Beleaguered and pissed off via medical professionals who, pissed off themselves, periodically declared her discomfort psychosomatic, she got here to appreciate the plight of the hundreds of thousands that suffer continual soreness in its many kinds. filled with self-deprecating humor and razorsharp reporting, All in My Head is the extraordinary tale of persistence, recognition, and perseverance within the face of terrifying pain.</Div>
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All in My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening Headache by Paula Kamen