I think I've come a long way through my tms pain (although usually it feels like I'm at square one) I accept the diagnosis 100 percent. I've too many examples not to be fully convinced I have brought in the symptom imperative, where multiple symptoms have been taking turns for awhile I've been doing meditation, journaling, and exercise for some time now. Two main issues I'm facing at present... When the pain is gone, my mind doesn't let go. I think about it until it shows back up again even though I KNOW that attention is the reason. If I fight the thought that just makes it happen even sooner. So how do you get my mind to stop looking for it, or, if the thought comes up to actually let it go before it turns into rumination and eventually return of symptoms? Similarly, I feel like I have the hardest time when I have free time. When there is no distraction it's much more likely to surface - but I can't stay busy all the time!! Funny that the pain is more likely when laying down than going for a run haha Finally, when the pain comes I'm still afraid and giving it my attention more often than not. Not because I worry about anything structural. It just hurts so much sometimes that I feel I can't help but be afraid of it and focus on it even though I know the exact opposite is what you need to do. It's very hard for me to do anything else when in pain. When I do, I'm often only doing it physically as mentally I'm still locked on the sensations of pain. I try to tell myself hey, it's here right now. If you can ignore it it might not get that bad and go away in a few hours. If you stare it down it's just going to linger and linger... Yet my mind doesn't listen to itself... Any advice at this stage of my healing?