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Celayne(fka Cricket)

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Progress, not perfection. Dec 14, 2017

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  • My Story

    Update: Six months after reading The MindBody Prescription and The Great Pain Deception, I have made a lot of progress in healing from my TMS pain and anxiety. Anxiety is almost non-existent now. This is excellent news, as I think I was born anxious. The pain is different now. I'm in Extinction Burst mode, I think.

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    I started having chronic, frightening shoulder, neck and back pain after suffering a traumatic emotional shock in 2009. I also had a couple of physical incidents that caused some of the pain around that time but it kept getting more intense and adding symptoms such as anxiety, depression, horrible skin problems, chronic exhaustion, food allergies/sensitivites, chronic nausea.

    Every time I visited a doctor, they would run blood tests, say there was nothing with me when the results came in. One urgent care doctor prescribed Vicodin when I went in because a pec muscle was so knotted and painful I was nauseous. My regular doctor prescribed an antidepressant, which made me nauseous.

    At the start of my TMS symptoms, I went to a chiropractor, thinking that would solve back, neck and shoulder pain. I totally picked the wrong chiropractic practice to visit, as they had me going in three times a week, snapping the same places over and over and making an already sensitive body feel like it was dying. I was terrified. That experience didn't help the situation and in some ways made it worse but I thought I would improve once I stopped the chiropractic. Wrong!

    I have tried alternative healers of all kinds. Temporary relief lasted anywhere from the length of the session to a couple of weeks afterwards but the pain and other symptoms always returned. With one exception, these people were caring, and wanted to help, and some even encouraged a mind-body diagnosis but it was never enough. At Christmas 2016 I would have described my condition as 'okay' with few really awful flares and some very good days.

    Last December, while packing for a move, I tripped over some boxes and fell twice in the span of about a minute, first landing on my back and the second time face first. After that, everything seemed to go downhill. Moving while recovering from a traumatic physical injury was bad enough but there were a lot of emotional stressors, too, so even after the move was over I kept getting worse and worse. I started up my cycle of visiting chiropractors, massage therapists and so forth but of course nothing really helped. I began physical therapy because my insurance pays for some of that. The therapist is great and is one of the few people I have seen that understands about trigger points. That's helped somewhat. He's open to new information and I loaned him my copy of The MindBody Prescription. I have at least one more visit with him - I know Dr. Sarno says to stop PT and such but the treatments have made me feel a little better.

    Since reading MindBody, I have been working with Dr. Sarno's ideas and I can see there is a way out of this pain, anxiety and fear, but it seems to be a long process. I've been seeking a Miracle Cure for eight years and while I am very, very tired of feeling this way, it will be worth it in the long run to conquer this bastard once and for all.
    1. Celayne(fka Cricket)
      Celayne(fka Cricket)
      Progress, not perfection.
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    2. Celayne(fka Cricket)
      Celayne(fka Cricket)
      After about a month, I'm starting to see real progress. I'm excited about my recovery now.
    3. Celayne(fka Cricket)
      Celayne(fka Cricket)
      I am new to the concepts of TMS and new to this forum. Still feeling a little desperate about getting rid of this pain, anxiety and fear.
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  • My Story

    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    October 12
    Location:
    Colfax, Wisconsin
    Occupation:
    Writer
    Introduction:
    I recently read The MindBody Prescription, which has answered many of my questions about my chronic, and undiagnosed by professionals, pain.
    Diagnoses:
    From medical professionals: "Myalgia" "Possible Fibromyalgia"
    From me: TMS
    Update: Six months after reading The MindBody Prescription and The Great Pain Deception, I have made a lot of progress in healing from my TMS pain and anxiety. Anxiety is almost non-existent now. This is excellent news, as I think I was born anxious. The pain is different now. I'm in Extinction Burst mode, I think.

    *******

    I started having chronic, frightening shoulder, neck and back pain after suffering a traumatic emotional shock in 2009. I also had a couple of physical incidents that caused some of the pain around that time but it kept getting more intense and adding symptoms such as anxiety, depression, horrible skin problems, chronic exhaustion, food allergies/sensitivites, chronic nausea.

    Every time I visited a doctor, they would run blood tests, say there was nothing with me when the results came in. One urgent care doctor prescribed Vicodin when I went in because a pec muscle was so knotted and painful I was nauseous. My regular doctor prescribed an antidepressant, which made me nauseous.

    At the start of my TMS symptoms, I went to a chiropractor, thinking that would solve back, neck and shoulder pain. I totally picked the wrong chiropractic practice to visit, as they had me going in three times a week, snapping the same places over and over and making an already sensitive body feel like it was dying. I was terrified. That experience didn't help the situation and in some ways made it worse but I thought I would improve once I stopped the chiropractic. Wrong!

    I have tried alternative healers of all kinds. Temporary relief lasted anywhere from the length of the session to a couple of weeks afterwards but the pain and other symptoms always returned. With one exception, these people were caring, and wanted to help, and some even encouraged a mind-body diagnosis but it was never enough. At Christmas 2016 I would have described my condition as 'okay' with few really awful flares and some very good days.

    Last December, while packing for a move, I tripped over some boxes and fell twice in the span of about a minute, first landing on my back and the second time face first. After that, everything seemed to go downhill. Moving while recovering from a traumatic physical injury was bad enough but there were a lot of emotional stressors, too, so even after the move was over I kept getting worse and worse. I started up my cycle of visiting chiropractors, massage therapists and so forth but of course nothing really helped. I began physical therapy because my insurance pays for some of that. The therapist is great and is one of the few people I have seen that understands about trigger points. That's helped somewhat. He's open to new information and I loaned him my copy of The MindBody Prescription. I have at least one more visit with him - I know Dr. Sarno says to stop PT and such but the treatments have made me feel a little better.

    Since reading MindBody, I have been working with Dr. Sarno's ideas and I can see there is a way out of this pain, anxiety and fear, but it seems to be a long process. I've been seeking a Miracle Cure for eight years and while I am very, very tired of feeling this way, it will be worth it in the long run to conquer this bastard once and for all.