...I'm kind of kidding, but mostly not. Since I learned about TMS and working on it in January, I've noticed my boyfriend, who I live with, is having more TMS-like stuff (mostly back pain). Today he went to the doctor and was diagnosed with some unusual migraine disorder. He came home with the same pills my neurologist had given me in the fall (which did nothing for me). I think I just started really freaking out inside--that I'm somehow making him sick by talking about all of this mindbody stuff, that I'm going to have to listen to him being in pain and it's going to trigger pain in me, that he's going to be in tons of pain and I'm not going to be able to help him, etc. He knows all about how I've done with TMS and feels that was probably the right diagnosis for me (I saw a TMS doctor after seeing a neurologist, pcp, pt, etc.) but that none of his stuff is that. He's less of an obsesser than me (not that that's saying much ) so hopefully this won't hang out in him the way my pain did with me. I know I'm being kind of mental about all this and that I am not really to blame but I just needed to vent.