Alright, I'm 22 year old girl who has experienced pain/numbness/tingling/fatique in arms/shoulders/hands, and general fatigue when I overuse them. It all started after a turbulent relationship, I remember being in front of my computer playing some videogame, while crying, and tensing all the muscles in my arms/shoulders in anger and frustration while looking at them. A little time after I was incredibly cold a night, couldnt sustain body temp, and I woke up with burning arms. and emotional numbness. The very first mentioned symptoms, I'm still having. I've encountered the ideas to be psychological from a family member, otherwise I've read/seen some stories online with the rsi/tms theories that I first thought to be a scam, but I've come to a point where I at times feel completely sure of its' origin (being mental), however I'm still working on being convinced. I'm reading Healing Back Pain, and just as much as I believe in the validity of tms applying to my case, I've always suffered from health/death-anxiety, yet I wish to explore the program and theories and I hope to overcome my fears, anger, bitterness and tms. I've before suffered from constant irritable bowel for many years, which dissolved pretty much after unintentionally confronting some fears, so I know the power of mind, back then I didn't see any solution to it and with my arms I'm still in the dark, hoping that I've glimpsed the light. I guess I'm still doubtful to the diagnosis of TMS, and I've always questioned whenever some treater would target the subconcious to play a mainrole, also suffering from death/health-anxiety have always made me have a belief of there being an indiscovered tumor etc, because I've always been waved off as "you're young and healthy" and not taken seriously. brief response to your feelings about the video: As European I can't help but to connotate a salesman to the American way of which the report was made, that being said, if the theories turns out to be true, I share the bitternes to how many psychologists, doctors etc who have buttered their bread proper on so many's behalves, while this is really the issue. So much anger to get at from my part, anyhow I guess I do feel slightly hopeful, the same way as the people in the video, "This is one of my last shots". What would a life without TMS mean to you? That's a big question. I could start the day without waking up in pain during the night, and it wouldnt be the first thing to think about upon awakening and last while falling asleep. Socially it would mean I could participate in many things that I'm usually too fatiqued to do, or to complete. Do sports as I used to. Perhaps finish an education without the complete invisible handicap that crippled me through high school, socially and educational, to furtherly educate and get myself a job, and boyfriend. Not having to decline things I really want to do. Do my hobbies without constantly thinking of pain, relax without pain, enjoy doing things people usually don't, just because I'm not in pain and because I Can. Write this without being in pain. Now I'm off to read some success stories.