Well, its been about 3 days since I first found TMS. Never heard of it before. Had been searching for a month to find relief to this burning mouth I have had since May of this year. I took a fall one day and had burning mouth shortly after that. Life had been very stressful and I had been very anxious for about 3 years. I saw a doctor and he said I had GERD and gave me an RX for Nexium and it did not work. I didn't think it would as I had no real symptoms of GERD. I decided it was stress induced and tried meditation which worked somewhat but not consistently. It would seem there is a burning mouth syndrome people have, usually women approaching or in menopause...that would be me I thought. The recommendation is to try anti anxiety meds...of which I considered. I just kept looking for an answer and found this forum quite by accident. Well, have already read a couple books and see some real validity in this. The brain is quite sneaky though. Last night I had some pretty wicked adrenaline surges...almost panic attacks, but I made it through them ok thinking it was just my brain really working hard to keep me stuck. I have been having neck and shoulder pain off an on for about 5 years as well, and this was acting up. Strangely enough, my ankle started hurting too. Boy my brain just doesn't want to give it up. I woke a couple times sweating profusely. One thing I always feared was depression. Never been depressed, but always sounded so awful. Well, low and behold, who woke up feeling sort of depressed this morning. Was able to shake it off for the most part as a defense my mind is working on. So amazing. I'm feeling that this is 100 percent the answer and that I can stop my search. I know we are not supposed to check in on the pain, but the mouth burn is a 2 on a scale of 10, so I am confident there will be full recovery. My neck and shoulder pain has never been crippling, but my anxiety was getting there. I think there needs to be a way to point anxiety suffers to this sight. Day 1...very hopeful.