So I decided to go to the cinema today (was very bored, and not in a particularily good mood but thought it would be better than staying in the house all day doing nothing) so I ventured out. I haven't had very good experiences in my previous couple of times at the cinema (due to the bad pain coming in my neck when sitting for some period) mkaing it a nightmare and very hard to enjoy the film. But I didn't think of it today in terms of whether or not there would be pain...i just went. I'd been managing pain much better recently, and even managed sitting on my laptop for short amounts of time, and watching tv for much longer periods. Was in no pain making my way walking there, buying tickets, and entering, but literally 3 minutes in (ads still on) the pain started (without me thinking of it) and continued to get worse. I put up with it. 15 minutes in, it was getting the better of me. I started to get upset, shifting continuously but I put up with it still. 30 minutes in I was on the verge of tears, and then the tears came, but I told myself I didn't want to leave and waste my mums money! I shifted my seats and went about 3 rows back to be further from the screen (thought this might help with the neck comfort) and remained. Eventually the pain subsided a little (around 50 minutes in), and then quite a bit. I was able to sit relatively ok! (*confused*) So I continued to the end (although fearing it would get worse later on), it didn't. I got to the end of the film, and left the cinema, walked home, and am now typing on my laptop. I'm still relatively ok. I have to say I was disappointed, it did ruin my film experience and bring some bad memories back, but at the same time I have noticed a small amount of progress at least. Previously simply putting up with periods like this practically left me bed bound, and aching several days later(at top pain level!)At least it went down again! Although I have to say i am still a bit fearful-i'm hoping to return to university and sitting in lectures was a BIG problem for me. The fear surrounding my return is much greater and i worry it will drag me back into the dreadful pain hell that took me from uni in the first place. Anyways...just thought i'd share. Its deffo convinced me further of TMS though.