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Allergies after Eliminating TMS?

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by IceBergs, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. IceBergs

    IceBergs New Member

    Alright people,

    So basically my TMS recovery has been pretty much flawless, I eliminated all my pain and when I feel it coming I'm armed with the tools to stop it. However ever since early January I have been suffering from a whole host of upper nasal and Eustachian tube problems. I was nearing the end of my first walkthrough of Alan's new Pain Program when this started and it basically started out of no where. I have never been allergic to anything and never once had any issues with anything outside. I also exercise and run outside 5 times a week for the last 5 years and never had a issue either. Out of no where I started to experience a slight "muffle" to a crazy fluid trap feeling in my ear, I haven't been able to fully pop open my left tube in awhile. I had some pretty insane post nasal drip for about a week, I didn't even know I could produce that much mucus!! I have drained all the fluid from it I'm pretty sure but I just can't open it up and it's pretty painful. The best way I could explain it as a like having glue and popcorn in your ear. Anyways I haven't really had effective results from meds either. I have a mild tinnitus too which makes me depressed sometimes but I know it isn't anything bad and will clear up when I eliminate the issue. I saw a doctor just too make sure it wasn't a ear infection and he said I probably just have "blocked tubes" But I feel the issue runs deeper in the brain with my recent recoveries. What I'm leading to is has anyone recovered from Allergies and developed pain or vise versa with the elimination of a symptom? Has anyone experienced Eustachian Tube Dysfunction or Patulous Eustachian Tubes and recovered with TMS and or developed other symptoms after eliminating the issue if you did?
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  2. iwire

    iwire Peer Supporter

    Hi IceBergs,
    My TMS journey began with a diagnosis of eustachian tube dysfunction-- that's what my first symptoms mimicked. I don't have it any more---My brain has changed its way of getting my attention! In regards to allergies: I have not had allergies since I discovered I have TMS however in looking at my history I realized that the time in my life that I did have allergies -- no doubt in my mind now it was TMS then too. Dr. Schubiner tells a story in his "unlearn your pain" book of a someone he knows having an attack of sneezing and runny nose, congestion that came on suddenly in the middle of a conversation he didn't want to be having--that he was "allergic to" in a TMS sense.
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  3. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    IceBergs, I couldn't put it better than @iwire has.

    Here's the thing, which I don't think is emphasized enough. TMS is not a disease that you can cure once and forever. It's is actually a primitive brain mechanism designed to keep you alive in a very ancient primitive world, by keeping you on your toes with fear.

    Your brain will keep trying to repress negative emotions as you encounter them in your normal life, and it will come up with brand-new symptoms just to fool you and keep you in fear. When you consider that your brain is in charge of all physiological processes and sensations in your body, you'll realize it has essentially an infinite bag of trick to draw from.

    Congratulations on your success so far! Your goal now is to get to the point where thinking psychologically instead of physically becomes second nature, and you will trust your instincts well enough that you'll be able to tell the difference between a brain-generated TMS symptom, and something you should absolutely pay attention to.
    These are your very good instincts at work here!
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  4. Velvet_Hidden

    Velvet_Hidden Peer Supporter

    My journey mirrors yours exactly... I was able to stop the TMS back pain symptoms last year then I immediately began experiencing a runny nose and sinus issues that involved my throat too. I dealt with this up until recently when I got wise to the fact my TMS symptoms shifted to allergies. Since re-reading TMS literature and journaling heavily again recently my runny nose has disappeared and my throat is getting better :)
  5. TrustIt

    TrustIt Well known member

    I have the same thing going on. Long term post nasal drip. I have been working on digestive issues that come and go but seem to be getting a handle on that by taking a deep breath and repeating like a mantra " let go". Then i just say NO! I'm going about my life now, and I stop focusing on it. It's working for that. Main thing about the nasal stuff is it's making me a little crazy as it's chronic. I get very few breaks from feeling it behind my soft palate... not moving... not going anywhere... just THERE! irritating the hell out if me. Ok...i vented...now I've just got to deal with it like all tms symptoms. Psychologically! It takes a lot of repetition to counter the long term focus and repetitive thoughts we have been having.
  6. IceBergs

    IceBergs New Member


    I just seen your email here, I haven't been on this blog in years. In The recent years I have tackled it completely. I have no pain anywhere, no popping anymore. I just moved on through it ignoring it and caring for myself and I feel amazing! Youll come through!
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  7. TrustIt

    TrustIt Well known member

    thank you, IceBergs. I needed to hear this today!

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