Hi everyone, This is going to sound strange but I'm sure you've all heard stranger things before...so here goes. I don't know if I can continue this programme or not. Since starting, I've felt hopeful and enthusiastic. I always take everything too far, I think, just like a typical TMSer, and I think that I'm very impressionable. I would have made a terrible medical student because I would have been that person who always gets the illness we're studying. What am I trying to say? Well, I posted that I had a UTI and a tootache this weekend. I feel that they were not TMS but I am terrified that they are. I have nerve pain which is excruciating at its worst but that pain was not as bad as the toothache pain and I am scared that the toothache is TMS and it will come back and I won't be able to stop it like I'm not able to stop my pelvic pain right now. I just feel like my brain is sabotaging me and is going to hurt me more and more to stop me from doing the TMS work and I just cannot handle that. I sound like a coward but I don't want more pain, especially if it's worse than what I already have. Has anyone else found this and what did you do? Did you push through? Did you give up and then come back? I know that there's the whole symptom imperative and symptom explosion manifestation but how do you keep powering through with the fear of new pain being held over your head? I don't want someone to just say "there, there, it'll get worse and then it'll get better" because they know that's what they're supposed to say. I would like someone who's actually had their pain get worse and worse and change into other terrifying pains that had them sobbing on the floor and asking themselves if they're going mad to tell me what they did about it. Thank you.