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am i going mad

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by everlong, May 11, 2016.

  1. everlong

    everlong New Member

    so i haven't been on here for a while - long story short

    im 20 years old in 2014 i started having leg pains at my new job these pains where only when i had to go to work (lol!) but they where! they where so bad that i was limping into work and had to leave!

    i suffered and cried and cried and cried and was in pain for months until i found Dr Sarnos work i started reading his books and journalling this was 2015 and i got a new job and started to get on with my life, the pain took a few months ago but would come and go (mildly) i started going to the gym doing all sorts and i was happy for a while

    anyway recently i started getting bad pain behind my knee i do a lot of different classes at the gym that include a lot of intense leg workouts i can walk and stuff but it hurts and hasn't gotten better and it was been 3 or 4 weeks, also my legs have started again and random all over my body (i suffer from anxiety and OCD)

    i have been quite anxious because i have a lot of things going in my personal life including exams and leaving uni etc,

    does anyone have any advice for me? a lot of my TMS troubles came from my dad having a heart attack and me being there with him at the age of 14 he's on holiday right now and i am worried about him so maybe subconsciously its that ? I've wrote all this and just answered my own question

    however does anybody have any good techniques to remain calm, and stop me from having a mental breakdown?

    if you got to here thanks! haha x
    Last edited: May 12, 2016
  2. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi everlong,
    I am sorry about your anxiety. I think that is what you mean by moving toward a "mental breakdown" about your pain lately. I am glad you wrote things out and "answered your own question" regarding seeing patterns that support that TMS is activating the pain right now.

    For anxiety here is a list of proven techniques. Perhaps choose two, and begin to learn them and practice them...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/calming-techniques-stress-anxiety_n_2736457.html (Calming Techniques That Help With Stress, Anxiety)

    Andy B

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