I had success using TMS-related concepts to treat chronic pain that followed a neck and back injury and am interested in using them again to treat some newer health problems I suspect could also be TMS. I want to rule out any serious problems before moving forward, though, both because I don't want to miss conventional treatment that could be important to my long-term health and, truthfully, I don't know that I'll be able to fully accept the idea that this is all TMS until I do. The problem, though, is that I am in limbo with actually getting a diagnosis. I have had a variety of symptoms including dizzy spells, neuropathy in my feet and ankles, musculoskeletal pain, achy joints, fatigue and dry eyes and mouth, as well as frequent headaches and insomnia that I think are being caused by the stress of dealing with all the other stuff. Doctors I have seen seem to think it's something autoimmune, but have not been able to give me specifics. I saw a Rheumatologist who ran a great deal of blood work that came back negative, with the exception of my B6 levels, which were too high and could have been causing some of my symptoms, then was referred to a Neurologist. The Neurologist thought the B6 levels, which were twice the normal range, were not high enough to be causing my problems, decided it was more likely I had advanced Lyme Disease (I have a history of tick bites and live in a Lyme endemic area) or MS. He had me undergo a spinal tap, MRI's of my spine and various blood tests. When they all came back clean, he decided to refer me back to the Rheumatologist. My symptoms do mirror several autoimmune disorders and, just looking at the clinical picture, a diagnosis of something like MS or Sjogren's might make sense, but all of the testing I've had has come back looking great. I've been told, though, that the blood tests for autoimmune conditions are not fully reliable and not having the antibodies show up in my blood or spinal fluid doesn't neccessarily mean I don't have one. But, to me, symptoms like I have been having, clean blood and CSF tests, clean imaging and a previous history of TMS all make it really, really sound like more TMS. All that said, I'm getting rather frustrated at this point, both with the doctors I've seen and with myself for not being able to take a leap of faith. I'm curious to hear if anyone else has had similar experiences and/or has helpful advice for my situation.