I found Dr. Sarno 3 weeks ago when I finally ordered the Mindbody book. I devoured the book in a few days and finally had something to explain all that I've been going through for the past several years. I had long had a suspicion that the pain I was experiencing was more that just physical. But Dr. Sarno's book finally gave me a plausible explanation for why it was all happening. And as I learned more, I started to notice results immediately. I started to feel hopeful again after some pretty dark years. 1. The pain has come in waves and in different places over the past 5 1/2 years, but it extends further back than that I think. Though I've dealt with migraines for most of my life and had bad tension headaches for a couple of years, the current iteration of pain is in both hands, wrists, and forearms and also my neck and upper back. That pain has been around for the last 14 months or so. I've been to countless doctors, have had x-rays, and an MRI of my wrist. All have been clear. I was diagnosed with tendonitis in my forearms and hands. I did physical therapy for a couple months, but it almost made things worse. 2. At times (especially while at work), I often feel consumed by tension. A tightness in my chest and my arms that makes me feel on the verge of a panic attack half the time. I can feel it right now as I type this. It doesn't feel normal and yet, I can't switch it off. My personality is very much the one Dr. Sarno describes in his book. Perfectionist, people pleaser, consumed by thoughts of how I appear to others. Over time, I've started to suspect that paragraphs 1 and 2 are linked. That there's some relationship between the two. But, I had no tools or resources to either prove it or even begin to repair it. That all changed 3 weeks ago with Dr. Sarno's book and also with the discovery of this forum. I'm hopeful again that real healing and change is possible.