chapter  11
The Headache
ByPatricia Dyer, MSW
Pages 5

This is the story of a headache and the treatment I received for it. I tell it not because it is my story, but because it is typical of treatment today. By the end of December 1997, after I had had a headache for three months, I decided it was time to go to the doctor. She took some fluid out of my spine and said the pressure and symptoms sound like pseudotumor cerebri. She said, “This is way out of my league; I’m sending you to a neurologist.” I went to the neurologist a week later.