During the past two weeks has your pain been moving around? How has this affected your belief in the diagnosis? --------------------------- During my internship there was a lot of sitting around, so the pain was firmly rooted in my back. But going back to July 4th, when I had a few days off I noticed the pain did move around. I wasn't sitting much and there was one day, after a very long walk, that I had hip pain that resulted in a limp. At first I thought it was just because of my leg length disparity (a past problem) but it persisted at a level that didn't make sense. I remembered reading that the pain does jump around, so I took it as a positive sign that I was winning. It went away in a few days. During that weekend I also got a really had headache. I've noticed that happening in the past when I also wasn't sitting. Another good sign I think. This moving of the pain has reinforced the idea that this is TMS. These kinds of things are in my evidence list and they do reinforce my belief in this system. However since I know I will be doing a lot of sitting and a lot of legal work, I don't expect the pain to keep jumping around. It's firmly rooted in these activities so I expect to feel more back pain, at least until I get past some of this conditioning. I expect this to take some time because I've spent the last three years obsessing over physical causes of my pain. I don't even know how many hours I've logged working on my body, reading about different exercises and techniques, watched youtube videos, read books and articles, etc. As a result I am a lot more flexible, considerably stronger, and have lost a lot of weight. This is great but it hasn't helped with the pain. **As an aside, I think a lot of my issues stem from repeated failures with weight loss. So perhaps losing some more weight will make it easier to have a more healthy body image. I've tried to work on my perception of my body but that is so heavily ingrained in me and reinforced by the world around me, that I think it will be hard to really convince myself that I'm okay with my body.