Hi guys, I haven't posted in a while on here, in large part because I started my new degree course and I've just been insanely busy, working on that full time plus working to pay the rent part time! Some of you know a bit about me - I had 'RSI' hand and arm pain, which I've successfully treated with the TMS SEP, but I've suffered symptom transferrence to my jaw, which has been tight and achey for the last few months. Predictably, the jaw pain has gotten worse since I started my course, which didn't surprise me because it's a new thing and a new way of life and I want to do well so feel pressure etc etc you know the story. I clench my jaw relentlessly at night. Tied in to this though, is that I have real anxiety-inducing dreams (I have some trouble getting to sleep too, but when I do sleep, it's hardly a rest). Last night I had a dream about being chased by a man, who then calmly and chillingly told me how he was going to kill me. I rang the police but they wouldn't come. It was horrible. I've had dreams where someone is trying to break in to my flat and I couldn't call for help and I've also had dreams about my Mum or my boyfriend dying, and I've been really surprised by the intensity of feeling that these dreams created in me. I mean, of course I love my Mum and my boyfriend, but I was totally lost, devastated and bewildered, which surprised me because a) my Mum is chronically ill and I've been coming to terms with losing her for years and b) I've always kept a bit of distance between me and my boyfriend and I didn't think I felt *that* strongly about him. I know what you're going to say - my subconscious is finding ways to vent the feelings I have and am repressing. But this doesn't feel healthy. It's downright disturbing. And I've always been an anxious person, but these dreams where people want to hurt me and I've been unable to get help I haven't had since I was a child. I haven't got anywhere with journalling this stuff - it's been a frustrating dead-end. I'm not sure why it's happening now (I don't think it's because of my new course, I think it's been building for longer than that), or why my subconscious is so convinced I'm in such danger. I just wanted to talk really, to know I'm not alone. But if anyone has gone through anything similar and would like to share, please do!