Hi gang — I wanted to get everyone’s read and thoughts on this. At the end of September, I had an unprotected sexual encounter, and about a month later had some itching I was almost positive was an STD. After multiple tests, I came back normal for everything — but the symptoms got worse. The burning and stabbing continued in my vulva/overall genital area, and I was absolutely sure I’d contracted herpes — which has resulted in months of self blame, putting myself down, and fear of self-inflicted issues in future relationships. After three tests, the most recent at 16+ weeks after exposure, and no visible lesions/assurance from 4 doctors, I have finally put my STD fears to rest. Here’s the thing though, my mom brought me to TMS — and it sounds like me: fear of “ruining my life”, I put that in quotes because, I’ve learned realistically, herpes isn’t that big of a deal ... but in my head, I was distraught. I’m usually conscientious and a perfectionist ... so I can see it. My symptoms include the vaginal/vulva prickly sensations, I’ve had burning in my mouth, twitching in my legs, severe low back pain, random pains down my arms ... and have realized that I don’t believe anything could physically cause these conditions systemically. Does this sound like TMS? And if so, what are your best approaches and practices. I appreciate you guys!