All in My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening Headache (E–pub/Kindle) Ç Paula Kamen

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This is by some distance the best account of living with a chronic illness I ve ever read Every day to day social and of living with a chronic illness I ve ever read Every day to day social and aspect of living with a chronic illness is illustrated in a way that is somehow both clearly thought out and often extremely funny When someone suffers with chronic pain andor illness it Feels The World Is Out There And We Are Stuck the world is out there and we are stuck here ALONE As Ms Kamen points out not only are we not alone but there are millions of us suffering in silence with these invisible illnessesShe details the history of medicine as it relates to such illnesses and pain especially women but also allows the reader to feel heshe is a part of a greater world that includes so many who are suffering She intersperses her own story with intricately researched segments on the history of CHRONIC DAILY HEADACHEMIGRAINE AND MEDICINE AS A WHOLE AS daily headachemigraine and medicine as a whole as relates to this condition and other similar ones of pain and illnessWhat I liked so much about her book were the similarities to my own story Literally the timeline is almost identical I tried everything she tried I felt every emotion she felt I reached every conclusion she did and felt every ounce of despair and hope she felt The reason this is so significant for me is that it truly shows me that there are thousands or millions of people out there with a similar daily experience I go through my life feeling like it s just me I don t really now others with this disability so I am singled out as the one headache girl in my circle of friends That leads to an incredible feeling of loneliness and a pervading feeli. At the age of twenty four Paula Kamens life changed in an instant While she was putting in her contacts the left lens disturbed a constellation of nerves behind her eye The pain was piercing than that of any other headache she had ever experienced More than a decade later she still has a headache the exact same headache From surgery to. All in My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening Headache

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If it hadn t been so frustratingly Damn True Take Away From This Book true Take away from this book pain like this in the end you can t let it define you you have to get inventive and find ways to co exist with it because
it defies a 
defies a cure or really any The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) kind of cure and stay away from the pain drugs because they rarely work long term and just give you a boat load of problems I alreadynew all this but someone could be saved a lot of frustration by reading this book first before they set out on their but someone could be saved a lot of frustration by reading this book first before they set out on their uest This book had a very weak start that never ending not that interesting elementary school story and I Riding Hard kept starting and stopping this book for years Finally I was able to get over a weak beginning and really get into it and omg I m glad I did It is a fantastic book By the end I was so upset that it was ending because I was so into it If you like medical memoirs for whatever crazy reason this one is like the best one out there Just delicious I don t think I could read it again because it s dense this is an intellectual writing so don t expectitchen table talk And it s long But wow a beautiful book If you re dealing with migrainesheadaches or other chronic pain this is a great read It helps you remember that you re not alone and that other people are going through crazy healthcare journeys as well It s also very informative with a great deal of research Amazingly informative resolutely empowering and surprisingly touching memoir I m dying to now if Komen has continued her research on the neurological causes of severe headache since the book was published in 200. By doctors who frustrated themselves periodically declared her pain psychosomatic she came to understand the plight of the millions who suffer chronic pain in its many forms Full of self deprecating humor and razorsharp reporting All in My Head is the remarkable story of patience acceptance and perseverance in the face of terrifying pa. Ng that I am so unlucky and drew a really bad card in lifeHaving the nowledge that at least one other person has an almost identical story makes me feel connected to others in a very profound wayOther readers may have differences with regards to their own journey but I invite them to focus on the fact that we are all in this together That is what is important about this story and this book We are NOT ALONE I like how the science and anecdotal and experiential was all tied up in the story More interesting to read than a textbook style book on headache info There was a lot of info here on a wide array of approaches and it hits on the research and science of each as well as it hits on the research and science of each as well as opinion Great read I would recommend it to anyone with AN INTEREST IN THE WORLD OF HEADACHES CHRONIC PAIN interest in the world of headaches chronic pain the world of medicine This is a memoir of Paula Kamen who one day got a headache That never went away She covers her trips to all sorts of specialists traditional and non traditional Her uestioning of self medicine and the headache It gets a bit thick at times but I really enjoyed this read All I can say is that in regards to chronic pain She gets it Reading about the uest for a cure for chronic pain from someone else s perspective is validating and strangely comforting but I wish I d read it before I went through an almost identical 10 year uest for my own chronic pain She s in Chicago I m in Texas but they must clone the Drs and alternative practitioners because I could swear I went to the exact same ones It was very funny in parts but I would have found it funnier. A battery of Botox injections to a dousing of Lithuanian holy water from a mountain of pharmaceutical products to aromatherapy and even a vibrating hat All in My Head chronicles the sometimes frightening usually absurd and always ineffective remedies Kamen like so many others tried in order to relieve the pain Beleaguered and frustrated.
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