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Discussion in 'Success Stories Subforum' started by Helena Fernandes, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Helena Fernandes

    Helena Fernandes New Member

    I started to feel pain in my coccyx in 2011 when I was studying for an important exam. As I had to spend many hours sitting at the desk, I thought it was the cause of my problem. I went to a lot of doctors, took pills, made an X-ray that didn't reveal major alterations and took local infiltrations. However, the pain persisted, and I continued to take pills, made a CT-scan and a MRI (which had shown a slight posterior dislocation of the lower disk of the coccyx), took more local infiltrations, put local ice and used special cushions. I was completely desperate, because the pain was not compatible with a normal life. It hurt me when I was sitting, when I moved into an up position, until it began to hurt when I was lying down. I went to osteopathy, with no result and started to do mesotherapy, without any improvement. The last option would be surgery, without any guarantee of improvement and with the significant risk of infection.


    On January 2015 I went to "http://www.coccyx.org" and discovered a personal testimony of a Portuguese woman, Sandra, that had recovered from coccyx-pain through the Dr. Sarno's books and the TMS Recovery Program. I thought I had nothing to lose, so I spoke with Sandra, who sent me one of the Dr. Sarno's books and other tools about TMS (that can be found on "www.tmswiki.org") and in a month my pain improved a lot. I was also suffering from a painful knee problem, condromalacia, due to a mal-alignment of my rotula, and I also got finally cured (after years of suffering) from this problem. I am a physician, and because of that, it was a little bit difficult to believe, at the beginning, in TMS, but suddenly it had all the meaning to me. I am now free from knee and coccyx pain! I hope I can also be able to help many of you, with my testimonial just like Sandra has done to me. I also want to thank you for this amazyng site and for you gratitude!
     
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  2. Misha

    Misha Peer Supporter

    That's wonderful! Congratulations on your recovery Helena! Would you mind sharing what steps you found most helpful in your recovery? e.g. Journalling or just accepting there was nothing structurally wrong and getting on with life or something else? :)
     
  3. Gigi

    Gigi Well known member

    I'm so happy for you, Fernanda!dancea
     
  4. Mala

    Mala Well known member

    Fernanda, I am very happy to hear how much u have improved using Dr. Sarno's TMS methods & the TMS Recovery program. As a physician, how has this influenced u & the way u treat yr patients? Do u think TMS is something u would consider in yr own practice?

    Would be interesting to know. Thx.

    Mala
     
  5. Helena Fernandes

    Helena Fernandes New Member

    Thanks, Sara! When I started to read about TMS and Dr Sarno´s work, I couldn´t believe that TMS really worked out because it seemed so “easy” and a little bit philosophic, just like you said, especially because I am a physician. But, it really worked, I no longer feel pain in my coccyx or on my knees.

    My first step was to read Dr Sarno´s book and TMS Recovery Program, then I started to believe that this is possible, and then, I reviewed, thought and wrote (journaling) about all of my life-events, since my early childhood until the present moment and analyzed when my health problem appeared , in order to search for any type of connection between life-events and health conditions. Then, I started to “say” to myself that the pain is not due to a physical condition (this wasn’t easy at first because of the minor alterations found on CT-scan or MRI, both on my knees and coccyx, but I realized that those alterations may be “normal”, since there aren’t any medical studies proving that they are the cause of pain, as hernia discs or many other alterations), but to an emotion (or emotional status) that I wasn´t aware of.

    I´ve started to do this and in 1 to 2 times I´ve noticed that my pain disappeared, but then, it came again – however, if it was possible that the pain disappeared, even for a short period of time, it was a prove that my coccyx wasn´t sick – this process may take some time, my knees got better in 2 weeks, but my coccyx took longer - we have to reprogramme our brain to believe this.

    I also read a lot of success stories, that can be found on http://www.tmswiki.org (The Tension Myositis Syndrome Wiki), I stopped using special cushions and stopped taking pills in order to reduce my pain. It did really helped me!

    Mala, as a physician, my recovery has deeply influenced the way I look at many health conditions and at my patients . I see a lot of “TMS” causes for most of their conditions everyday and I also try to help them, demystifing the value of minor alterations found on XR, CT-scan or RMI.. Everyday I say that osteoartrhosis is an abnormal, but normal alteration too,for exemple …

    By treating portuguese patients, I face some difficulties because all of our TMS available tools are in english and many of them can´t read this language...I have tried to translate a resumed document and I give it to many of them…I also see that TMS is very hard to believe for most of the people, some of them get angry by thinking that their problem has a psycological basis or cause..this aproach can´t reach everybody, unfortunatelly.. but I won´t give up and I try to do a lot of prevention on patients with “TMS traits” by helping them to relax, do joyful things, specially through physical activity..It would be great if phsicians gave TMS more recognition, this way TMS would reach general population.
     
  6. Helena Fernandes

    Helena Fernandes New Member

    Thanks Gigi, too!
     
  7. Vampire80

    Vampire80 Newcomer

    Hi Helena! I see your post was two years ago but I suffer with the same coccyx problem you did (hopefully it’s past tense for you!) just wondering where you are at now and if there’s any advice you can offer me?
     
  8. Helena Fernandes

    Helena Fernandes New Member

    Hi Vampire!

    Fortunatelly, I no longer suffer from coccyx pain since 2015 - I did all the things cited: I read one of the Dr. Sarno's books and other tools about TMS (that can be found on "www.tmswiki.org") and in a month my pain improved a lot... Then, I started to believe that this is possible, and then, I reviewed, thought and wrote (journaling) about all of my life-events, since my early childhood until the present moment and analyzed when my health problem appeared , in order to search for any type of connection between life-events and health conditions. Then, I started to “say” to myself (I also recorded a sentence with my voice on my phone to ear every day) that the pain is not due to a physical condition (this wasn’t easy at first because of the minor alterations found on CT-scan or MRI, both on my knees and coccyx, but I realized that those alterations may be “normal”, since there aren’t any medical studies proving that they are the cause of pain, as hernia discs or many other alterations), but to an emotion (or emotional status) that I wasn´t aware of.

    I´ve started to do this and in 1 to 2 times I´ve noticed that my pain disappeared, but then, it came again – however, if it was possible that the pain disappeared, even for a short period of time, it was a prove that my coccyx wasn´t sick – this process may take some time, my knees got better in 2 weeks, but my coccyx took longer - we have to reprogramme our brain to believe this.

    I also read a lot of success stories, that can be found on http://www.tmswiki.org (The Tension Myositis Syndrome Wiki), I stopped using special cushions and stopped taking pills in order to reduce my pain. It did really helped me!

    Hope you feel better too, Vampire!

    Ocasionally, it happens anxious symptoms, more often, recently, like insomnia, wich are indubitably TMS equivalentes, but as they aren´t "physical problems", it turns to be difficult to makee them diseaper - any ideas?

    Kisses
     
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