From the book jacket: At the age of twenty-four, journalist Paula Kamen's life changed in
an instant. While putting in her contact lenses, the left lens set off a
chain reaction, igniting a constellation of nerves that radiated backwards
from behind the surface of her eye. The pain was more piercing than with any
other headache she had experienced. More than a decade later, she still has
a headache--the exact same headache.
All in My Head chronicles the sometimes frightening, usually absurd, and always ineffective remedies she--and so many like her--was willing to try to relieve her pain. Beleaguered and frustrated by doctors who, frustrated themselves, periodically declared her pain psychosomatic, Kamen came to understand the plight of the millions who suffer chronic pain in its many forms.
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