G'day, I have suffered with major back pain for 3 yrs. My biggest problem is serve burning when i sit and lye down. Burning is in my legs and back. Not a very nice feeling at all. It has taking over my life. Few months ago found out about TMS and Dr Sarno. I read his first 2 books about 3 weeks ago and have been using the TMS Wiki site and journalling. From this i was able to ride my bike, do some gardening and lift heavy objects. This was a miracle as a hadn't been able to do any physical stuff for 3 years. I just believed there was nothing wrong with me and did the physical stuff and had some pain but just pushed through it. My friend "Burning" still was with me though but i guess a little less serve. About a week ago i went for another bike ride and think i pushed it to far. Since then my burning has been really bad and will not settle down. I now have Dr Schubiner book (In Australia so took a few week) I have completed 2 days of the program but finding it impossible to relax and do the writing and mediation exercises because of the serve burning. Like i said if i sit or lye the burning is so so bad. No mater what position i lye or sit the burning is so bad. I am trying the self talk stuff as descried i.e. the 3 exercises for symptoms, emotions and triggers. But the burning is just so over whelming. I refuse to take anti-inflammatory med's because i know i have MBS/TMS and i am physical fine. But what should i do?? Can't get comfortable or relaxed to enjoy and focus on the treatment program!!! I have a really good understanding of TMS now, because of my obsessive nature I have read 3 TMS/MBS books and watch Dr Sarno dvd lecture about 100 times in 4 weeks. But me old mate "Burny" will not bugger off<<< Please please help me???