This has been a big thing in my TMS treatment for a while now. I think its part of the TMS personality to want to know things like "Why was my pain better yesterday but not today? Why did this start in the first place? Why haven't I had a good day in like 2 weeks?" I find myself asking these questions a lot and all it does is make me worry more. It keeps me focused on pain when I shouldn't be. I talked to my psychotherapist about this a couple days ago and he said the important thing is not to ask yourself "Why?" because that doesn't help you. it just makes you fear it more because some things are unexplainable like the complex mind. the better question is "What are your thoughts and what are you telling yourself every day?" i would ask myself these "why" questions every day because i thought it would make my pain better. if i could figure out what i did differently on the day i had less pain then i could replicate again right? i thought TMS treatment was more cause and effect than it is. i found out that its not cause and effect based and things always dont make sense but the key is not to ask why but to just keep doing what you're doing to stay healthy and relax the mind and body. the more I ask myself why my pain is different from yesterday or why it hasn't been better lately just makes me more scared and afraid of it. the thing is i did progressive muscle relaxation the night before i had the two betters days so logically i thought "hey, the PMR is making my pain better the next day" but then when i did PMR and the next day wasn't better another time, i got fearful that maybe the technique wasn't working. the psychotherapist told me its better to just keep doing the exercises, whether you're in pain or not, because its not cause and effect based its not simple like that. since the brain is complex you're not going to understand why things happen a certain way one day and not another. its better to keep your thoughts positive, look at what you're telling yourself every day, and keep your mind off the pain as much as you can (i know this is really hard to do). i know seeking information constantly about TMS and pain is TMSing within itself. seeking out the information is just another way to keep your mind on the pain you're in and it may help your anxiety in the short term (like a few hours) but in the long term it doesn't help at all. im wondering how the rest of you feel about this do you have the same problems of asking "why" a lot and did you believe this was cause and effect based. i think physical treatments are thought of like that.. you broke your foot so put it in a cast, ice it, and it will go away. Cause: you broke your foot, Treatment: ice and cast it, Effect: it will go away. But from what i've found the mind doesn't work like this and is more complex than that.