Today I started with the TMS Recovery Program. I am 49 years old, live in The Netherlands and have facial pain (TMJ?) for about 5 years now. I went to many doctors and had various scans in the past including an MRI and no real cause was found for my pain. I have had various treatments, including physiotherapy, acupuncture, dental treatments, psychological treatments, drugs and chiropraxie but none of these worked or only gave little relieve for a very short time. I have pain whole day and lost my job about 4 years ago because of the financial crisis. My pain started about the time the restructering of our company started. Further, I now know that I have worked too long (20 years) in a too stressful job for me. With the pain I feel now, I think it is impossible for me to work again, which makes me even more stressed and frustrated. I really do not know what to do with my life anymore, except from suffering pain. My wife also suffers from this. Strange thing is that when I went on holidays the past years, my pain reduced from a 7 to a 3 and was much better to handle. I cannot get control over it, however, when I am back at home in daily life and expierence the stress and fear of the pain itself, not having work/money, how to take care of my children and wife, etc. I have read a lot about TMS now and found a lot of recognition in it. I almost have all traits that are described on this website for people having TMS. I also believe that my pain may have a psychological origin, but find it difficult how to handle this. My doubts and fear are that the program may not work for me, since it is more for people with backpain. Neither did I find any success story from people that healed from facial pain through this program.