Hello. I've benefited from reading this forum for the past few months, and now I'd like to introduce myself and tell my story. Trying to keep it short: Burning pain in my arms off and on for a year; numbness and stiffness in toes/feet. It began during a period of emotional stress. Saw Dr. Rashbaum who diagnosed TMS. Attended his lectures and small group meetings. Read the books, meditate, exercise. My activity level hasn't changed at all, but I've been in an almost constant anxiety state. I had good success with my arm pain--until last week it was all but gone--but foot symptoms have not gotten better, and now the arm pain is back. The reason I’m not all in with the TMS diagnosis is because I'm frightened of multiple sclerosis (a lifelong fear; as a kid I saw an uncle severely affected with it) so I've been in a pretty constant anxious state about that. Five doctors, including Dr. Rashbaum, have told me I don't have it (based on clinical symptoms only, no imaging) but still I worry. I mean, panic. I feel better when I'm busy and active but I'm a writer, so a lot of time I'm sitting alone in front of my computer and, sometimes, thinking the worst. I'm looking for some support and guidance here. I'd welcome any advice you can offer. Thanks for listening! I'm in awe of the wisdom and compassion I've read from some of the members here.