1. Alan has completed the new Pain Recovery Program. To read or share it, use this link: http://go.tmswiki.org/newprogram
    Dismiss Notice
D'niceTMS
Last Activity:
Apr 17, 2021
Joined:
Jan 20, 2017
Messages:
10
Likes Received:
2
Trophy Points:
11

Followers 2

Gender:
Female

Share This Page

D'niceTMS

New Member, Female

D'niceTMS was last seen:
Apr 17, 2021
  • My Story

    SAVED BY SARNO! July 14, 2017

    Thank you Dr. Sarno for being a pioneer in the true root cause of the majority of chronic pain and other TMS/MBS related syndromes. In reflecting upon my journey, I started with symptoms over 30 years ago. I have had the following symptoms: Chronic pelvic pain, torticollis, plantar fasciitis on the left that moved to the right, rosacea, heart palpitations, tendonitis, sciatic pain on the right that moved to the left, insomnia and tinnitus. With my sciatic pain, I was quite debilitated and I had to take time off of work because I could no longer sit at my desk. I am an office manager and sitting was a requirement of 8 hours per day. I began the testing scene with FIVE MRIs, lumbar puncture, extensive bloodwork and 2 EMGs. There was no surgical matter, no cancer, nor an autoimmune disease process. They could not tell me the source of my pain. PT and steroid injections failed to help me in managing my pain. I was on Vicodin, Elavil, Cymbalta, Motrin 800s, just to name a few. I saw an internist, 3 neurosurgeons and 2 neurologists. No answers were found.

    I stumbled upon a review for Dr. Sarno’s Healing Back Pain and read the testimonials. I quickly ordered his book, along with The MindBody Prescription and The Divided Mind. I did not begin to read them until my appointment on January 5, 2017. The neurologist could not give me a diagnosis. I decided to go home and begin to read Sarno’s books. Not only did I suffer from years of TMS symptoms, my current stressors and personality traits were on every page of those books. My belief in TMS was 95% there. I stopped taking all medications except my thyroid one. When I started reading the TMSwiki.org site, I went into the directory for TMS practitioners in the Michigan area and low and behold Dr. Howard Schubiner was in my own backyard! My first appointment was scheduled for March 2, 2017. I was in so much pain, I did not want to wait to begin some type of emotional processing. I ordered Dr. Schechter's The MindBody Workbook and Nicole Ferber Sach's, LCSW The Meaning of Truth. I also watched Nicole's Youtube videos. The JournalSpeak practice and workbook started me on the path to discovering where my symptoms developed. I began my TMS therapy and work with Dr. Schubiner on March 2nd. His work is based on Sarno’s theories and he confirmed that I did suffer from MindBody Syndrome. The Unlearn Your Pain Program gave me the tools to cure myself.

    If it weren’t for reading Dr. Sarno’s books and listening to his CD on Healing Back Pain, I would still be suffering. I felt like I knew him and when I listened to him. I felt as though he was talking to me. He was the strong steady voice I needed to hear at that point in my chronic pain journey. Dr. Howard Schubiner has been a caring and compassionate physician that has given me all the support and encouragement necessary to unlearn the learned neural pathways. Dr. Schubiner always reassured me that “I was going to be fine. I had MindBody Syndrome and I COULD CURE MYSELF!”

    The TMS work has changed me as a person. You can change your life. It is a choice. It does involve bravery to face emotions that your brain wants to protect you from. In the end, the emotions are made to be felt and not repressed. It may sound cliché; however, you can do it, if you put your mind to it!

    I will continue to carry Sarno’s torch and tell anyone and everyone that will listen to my story. I hope that I witness the shift in treatment of chronic pain in my lifetime. If I don’t, I will still carry the torch and change one life at a time with Dr. Sarno’s theories and the Unlearn Your Pain Program that relieved my back pain by Dr. Howard Schubiner!

    Peace and best wishes to all,
    Denise Iaquinta
    1. MarkB
      MarkB
      Thank you for sharing this story and for you kind words during the chat today. Sarno would be proud of the torch you carry. Your words and encouragement carry it well.
      1. D'niceTMS likes this.
      2. D'niceTMS
        D'niceTMS
        I just saw this on September 12, 2020. I will be hosting again today! Come join us and let us know how you are doing!
        Sep 12, 2020
  • Loading...
  • Loading...
  • My Story

    Gender:
    Female
    Introduction:
    Help with TMS-foot drop
    Diagnoses:
    Complications from shingles attack on nerves in lower lumbar
    SAVED BY SARNO! July 14, 2017

    Thank you Dr. Sarno for being a pioneer in the true root cause of the majority of chronic pain and other TMS/MBS related syndromes. In reflecting upon my journey, I started with symptoms over 30 years ago. I have had the following symptoms: Chronic pelvic pain, torticollis, plantar fasciitis on the left that moved to the right, rosacea, heart palpitations, tendonitis, sciatic pain on the right that moved to the left, insomnia and tinnitus. With my sciatic pain, I was quite debilitated and I had to take time off of work because I could no longer sit at my desk. I am an office manager and sitting was a requirement of 8 hours per day. I began the testing scene with FIVE MRIs, lumbar puncture, extensive bloodwork and 2 EMGs. There was no surgical matter, no cancer, nor an autoimmune disease process. They could not tell me the source of my pain. PT and steroid injections failed to help me in managing my pain. I was on Vicodin, Elavil, Cymbalta, Motrin 800s, just to name a few. I saw an internist, 3 neurosurgeons and 2 neurologists. No answers were found.

    I stumbled upon a review for Dr. Sarno’s Healing Back Pain and read the testimonials. I quickly ordered his book, along with The MindBody Prescription and The Divided Mind. I did not begin to read them until my appointment on January 5, 2017. The neurologist could not give me a diagnosis. I decided to go home and begin to read Sarno’s books. Not only did I suffer from years of TMS symptoms, my current stressors and personality traits were on every page of those books. My belief in TMS was 95% there. I stopped taking all medications except my thyroid one. When I started reading the TMSwiki.org site, I went into the directory for TMS practitioners in the Michigan area and low and behold Dr. Howard Schubiner was in my own backyard! My first appointment was scheduled for March 2, 2017. I was in so much pain, I did not want to wait to begin some type of emotional processing. I ordered Dr. Schechter's The MindBody Workbook and Nicole Ferber Sach's, LCSW The Meaning of Truth. I also watched Nicole's Youtube videos. The JournalSpeak practice and workbook started me on the path to discovering where my symptoms developed. I began my TMS therapy and work with Dr. Schubiner on March 2nd. His work is based on Sarno’s theories and he confirmed that I did suffer from MindBody Syndrome. The Unlearn Your Pain Program gave me the tools to cure myself.

    If it weren’t for reading Dr. Sarno’s books and listening to his CD on Healing Back Pain, I would still be suffering. I felt like I knew him and when I listened to him. I felt as though he was talking to me. He was the strong steady voice I needed to hear at that point in my chronic pain journey. Dr. Howard Schubiner has been a caring and compassionate physician that has given me all the support and encouragement necessary to unlearn the learned neural pathways. Dr. Schubiner always reassured me that “I was going to be fine. I had MindBody Syndrome and I COULD CURE MYSELF!”

    The TMS work has changed me as a person. You can change your life. It is a choice. It does involve bravery to face emotions that your brain wants to protect you from. In the end, the emotions are made to be felt and not repressed. It may sound cliché; however, you can do it, if you put your mind to it!

    I will continue to carry Sarno’s torch and tell anyone and everyone that will listen to my story. I hope that I witness the shift in treatment of chronic pain in my lifetime. If I don’t, I will still carry the torch and change one life at a time with Dr. Sarno’s theories and the Unlearn Your Pain Program that relieved my back pain by Dr. Howard Schubiner!

    Peace and best wishes to all,
    Denise Iaquinta