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25 years of Fibromyalgia

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by DonnaJean, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. DonnaJean

    DonnaJean New Member

    Just found this wonderful site! I found out about The Divided Mind this week...and I've read only about 1/2 the book BUT there is no doubt in my mind that I have TMS. My childhood was filled with anxiety from a mother who was very cruel and then I went through 2 divorces, raised a son with autism and many, many other stressors in my life. It's only been 3 days that I have been reading and ALREADY I am feeling less pain! I am so excited to start this program...however, there is so much information I don't know where to start or how to start...if anyone has a suggestion, I would so appreciate it!
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  2. Anne Walker

    Anne Walker Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Donna. Welcome. I had chronic pain for 20+ years. Some doctors thought I had Fibromyalgia but I was never willing to accept that diagnosis. I am very excited for you because I know what it is like to find some hope after having chronic pain for so long. The Structured Educational Program and Alan Gordon's recovery program on this site are great places to start. Also, Dr Schubiner's Unlearn Your Pain is also really good. You are going to do great! We are here to give any guidance you might need. Just fully accepting that TMS is what is causing the physical pain and discomfort will give you tremendous benefit. We like to make this a lot of work and dissect every little thing but if you are already feeling a reduction in your pain after 3 days, you are off to a fantastic start. Embrace that change and you could wake up tomorrow pain free! Of course, if you don't, that is fine too. Everyone is individual in their recovery, the important thing to remember is that it will happen with belief, awareness, and practice.
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  3. DonnaJean

    DonnaJean New Member

    Hi Anne, thank you so much for your advice! I will continue on the path to a pin free life!
  4. Susan1111

    Susan1111 Well known member

    DonnaJean Anne gave you wonderful advise...I just wanted to extend a welcome. I'm also fairly new here and it is a Forum unlike any I've ever seen. Lots of information and caring people. I've yet to see a bloated ego.

    Everyone's journey is different. You will find what feels right to you. Remember most importantly be good to you. Show yourself compassion.
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  5. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Welcome to the Forum! I overcame 20 years of fibromyalgia using the techniques discussed on this Forum. I know you can do it too. Just take it one day and one step at a time. You can read my recovery story and recommendations on my profile page or in the Success Stories sub-Forum.

    Please keep us informed on how you are doing and feel free to ask questions at any time. We are all here to support one another.
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  6. Simplicity

    Simplicity Guest


    Welcome to the forum. I agree with what @Susan1111 said, this is a very warm and supportive community, for sure. Like @Anne Walker, I recommend Unlearn Your Pain, it's where I started and I can't praise it enough.

    Ellen, your recovery story was one of the first things I read on this forum and it gave me such hope, it still does.
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