I totally accept the diagnosis of TMS. I began having back pain in 2001, when I lifted a mattress. I went the normal medical route and saw doctors, physical therapists and suffered back spasms when stressed. After reading Dr. Sarno’s book Mind Over Back Pain in 2005, I became pain free and a total believer in Dr. Sarno’s work. On several occasions I have had my pain briefly return. Right now is one of the worst events I have had, where even standing is painful. And right in the middle of a busy work time where I am working 12-14 hour days. Not unhappily, or so I think… sure there are certain aspects of the job that are stressful, one of them meant to occur today, when I find myself nearly bedridden, barely able to lift a loaf of bread. My doubts and worries are that I will spend the next few weeks in pain, perhaps unable to work, which, given my need to make others happy perfectionistic tendencies, stresses me out even more!