Hello everyone, This is my first post, but I've benefited from the wiki for over a year now. I initially discovered TMS through Dr. Sarno's books because of lower back pain. Applying Dr. Sarno's method, mostly journaling and reminding myself that the pain was not attributable to a structural deformity, I have 95% recovered from the back pain. I am able to exercise again and am not afraid of the pain. So that's good and I am thankful. However, now that I am no longer preoccupied with my back, I have developed some pretty uncomfortable anxiety issues, including some panic attacks. Like many people with TMS, I have always had some measure of an anxiety disorder, but my anxiety usually occurred in response to or in anticipation of a stressful or scary event--like giving a presentation at work. Now, it seems that I feel anxiety most of the day to varying degrees--mostly without any specific provocation. My instincts tell me that the anxiety symptoms are really just the same thing as my back pain--TMS. So, I've decided that I should treat my anxiety in the same manner that I treated my back pain. The problem is that my approach seems less effective against the anxiety symptoms. I find that "thinking psychologically"--turning my attention from the symptoms to ask myself what anger, fear, or other emotions might be causing the symptoms--actually makes me more anxious. All that being said, I'd like to get some tips from other people who have successfully treated their anxiety-related symptoms as TMS. Thanks in advance.