What is my level of acceptance of a TMS diagnosis? Considering I've ruled out almost everything else, and considering the level of anger I feel at all kinds of different things, people, and situations, I'm pretty confident that my chronic pain is rooted in some sort of TMS diagnosis. Doubts and Worries I have at this point? That resolving my emotional issues will not help my pain; that I really am stuck with it for life and will have to live with the consequences. What would a life without TMS mean to me? Freedom, prosperity, happiness, control of my life. Being able to work until I am ready to stop. Not constantly thinking about the pain I experience it. Not having to consider it in my decisions. A little background I've had pain in my neck and shoulders since age 12. Now, at 25, I have debilitating pain in my hands, wrists, and forearms that ha forced me to stop doing the the things I love (I can no longer play the piano for more than five minutes) and has made it difficult for me to work (everything hurts my hands, but typing, which my job as a writer requires, is impossible to do for more than five minutes at a time.