A lot of TMSers talk about how they fear their pain is triggered by certain physical activities or things like sitting, typing, etc. I haven't had as much of that but I notice that my pain sometimes gets worse when I am alone or feel isolated. I have suspected this for a while but now that I'm more aware I've been seeing it a lot. I'm a very extraverted person and yet I'm in a job where I work independently (and often alone). I also tend to attract extremely emotionally needy people (that's a topic for another post!) and for that reason I sometimes find it easier to be alone than to listen to someone's drama (I know that sounds callous and horrible!) I noticed I was having a fair amount of pain today. This afternoon we had a surprise party for someone at work who is getting married. It was only about 20 - 30 minutes but when I left the party I realized that the pain was dramatically less.