I have facial nerve pain and have been struggling for 7.5 years. I am convinced that my brain is stuck in pain mode. I am doing well in reading about TMS, writing and meditating. For the first time in years I am feeling hopeful that I can pull out of my nasty pain cycle. No consistent relief thus far, but mentally I am feeling better. I got terribly angry at my husband this week because of how he reacted to a decision I made. I did scream out my frustration, but I also turned to my writing. I scribbled out four full pages of anger, swearing, and ranting. It was truly a miracle. I really felt so much better afterwards. The next morning the anger towards my husband had subsided. I haven’t kept obsessing over what was said and what he did. I just moved on. For the first time I really experienced how helpful writing can be to get out your emotions. Despite being very stressed and angry, I did not flare. I am hoping for a great week of controlled pain!