Why does this young woman's head pound when she puts on her shoes?
Crystal, a 22-year-old wearing heavy makeup, sat in the emergency room with her eyes closed, massaging her temples. She complained of a severe headache. "It's more than I can stand," she said in a stage whisper. "It's been a nightmare."
"And no one can find out what's wrong," added her mother, raising her eyebrows. "They act like it's all in her head."
"Who's she seen so far?" I asked.
"She's seen her own doctor twice, and she's been to the ER at another hospital." Her mothe...
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