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  • My Story

    I began to recover from 4 years of chronic leg pain, just 4 weeks after reading 'The Great Pain Deception' and changing how I think about my pain and (mind)body. It feels good!

    I'm in my early-30s and suffered from chronic, disabling pain in my legs for 3 years and 11 months before I started recovering. More on that below, in case you don't want to head my life story just yet... ;) Of course, I've had every scan and treatment you can think of, the vast majority of which have had no effect on my pain. A few months ago, I came across Dr Sarno's books online. I read the reviews on Amazon, 90% of which report being 'healed' after reading his books. I thought that this was some wacky cult - it sounds unbelievable that you can get pain-relief from a book! But part of me thought that there must be something in it if so many people say so.

    So with an open yet sceptical mind, I started reading 'The Great Pain Deception' by Steve Ozanich. After reading just half the book I already found that my symptoms and mobility improved significantly. I still have a long way to go, but now I really feel like there is hope ahead - and not just a long dark tunnel of pain!

    My pain/TMS story
    The pain, initially very localised, first came on in late 2008 after vigorous cycling (so much fun, I didn't care if it hurt!) I was told at the time that it may have been tendonitis. It may have been or may not have been, I shall never know... To cut a long story short, I was on crutches for a couple of weeks but the pain soon seemed to fade and my leg seemed to go through what seemed to be a normal healing process. However, I was treated with contempt by bullying orthopaedic 'specialists' and a nasty gung-ho physiotherapist, none of whom took me seriously or treated me with common decency. For a number of reasons, the pain seemed to get worse after a few weeks and, 4 months after the initial 'injury' the pain became constant and so severe that I gave up work and could barely leave my (3rd floor) flat. Soon, severe pains developed in my other 'good' leg - within a few months my whole life had been turned upside down. I didn't know what was happening to me. My stress levels went through the roof - I was having a full-blow crisis.

    In the last 4 years, my symptoms have ebbed and flowed and moved around to different parts of my legs, feet and ankles. At one point I thought that I was really recovering and had regained significant mobility. After almost a year of not working, I started a full time job with a hefty commute, thus triggering a major flare up of pain including new symptoms in my lower legs and foot/ankle. I was convinced that I had injured myself again through pushing myself physically to return to work. But the MRI scans came back 'normal' and I was left with no answers, just more pain. Despite soldiering on, the pain got so bad that I had to stop working for the second time and move in with my parents (one of the worst things about having pain!) I've been on a pain management programme and, until recently, had resigned myself to a life with pain and narrowed horizons and opportunities. But not anymore!

    Thanks for listening!
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  • My Story

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    UK
    I began to recover from 4 years of chronic leg pain, just 4 weeks after reading 'The Great Pain Deception' and changing how I think about my pain and (mind)body. It feels good!

    I'm in my early-30s and suffered from chronic, disabling pain in my legs for 3 years and 11 months before I started recovering. More on that below, in case you don't want to head my life story just yet... ;) Of course, I've had every scan and treatment you can think of, the vast majority of which have had no effect on my pain. A few months ago, I came across Dr Sarno's books online. I read the reviews on Amazon, 90% of which report being 'healed' after reading his books. I thought that this was some wacky cult - it sounds unbelievable that you can get pain-relief from a book! But part of me thought that there must be something in it if so many people say so.

    So with an open yet sceptical mind, I started reading 'The Great Pain Deception' by Steve Ozanich. After reading just half the book I already found that my symptoms and mobility improved significantly. I still have a long way to go, but now I really feel like there is hope ahead - and not just a long dark tunnel of pain!

    My pain/TMS story
    The pain, initially very localised, first came on in late 2008 after vigorous cycling (so much fun, I didn't care if it hurt!) I was told at the time that it may have been tendonitis. It may have been or may not have been, I shall never know... To cut a long story short, I was on crutches for a couple of weeks but the pain soon seemed to fade and my leg seemed to go through what seemed to be a normal healing process. However, I was treated with contempt by bullying orthopaedic 'specialists' and a nasty gung-ho physiotherapist, none of whom took me seriously or treated me with common decency. For a number of reasons, the pain seemed to get worse after a few weeks and, 4 months after the initial 'injury' the pain became constant and so severe that I gave up work and could barely leave my (3rd floor) flat. Soon, severe pains developed in my other 'good' leg - within a few months my whole life had been turned upside down. I didn't know what was happening to me. My stress levels went through the roof - I was having a full-blow crisis.

    In the last 4 years, my symptoms have ebbed and flowed and moved around to different parts of my legs, feet and ankles. At one point I thought that I was really recovering and had regained significant mobility. After almost a year of not working, I started a full time job with a hefty commute, thus triggering a major flare up of pain including new symptoms in my lower legs and foot/ankle. I was convinced that I had injured myself again through pushing myself physically to return to work. But the MRI scans came back 'normal' and I was left with no answers, just more pain. Despite soldiering on, the pain got so bad that I had to stop working for the second time and move in with my parents (one of the worst things about having pain!) I've been on a pain management programme and, until recently, had resigned myself to a life with pain and narrowed horizons and opportunities. But not anymore!

    Thanks for listening!