Hi all, I have been suffering with chronic symptoms/TMS for about 4 years. My symptoms seem to be very anxiety/stress/nervous system related and are all located in my torso - I get nasty sensations in my chest, sides/flank area, and the sides of my belly. The symptoms vary in what they feel like and are difficult to describe - but I'd say most are a sort of tight, crushed, constricted feeling and can sometimes feel warm or hot or a bit electrical or as if currents are moving through my body (particularly in my chest - though this is only sometimes). My symptoms are pretty much 24/7 - I do have the odd occasion where symptoms get quiet and I almost feel normal, but this only usually lasts a couple of hours. At what point can it be considered something like fibromyalgia, or even MS? I am currently seeing a therapist, and he thinks that getting to the root cause of my symptoms is the correct approach - while I know this would be very beneficial in general, I don't know if it would relieve my symptoms or if it is the reason for their persistence, and if it is, then I don't know if I can simply just un-do them via that method of getting to the root of them. I feel this is slightly in contrast with TMS, that would state that my body has learnt to respond to stress/anxiety in this way, and from that perspective I don't really see what getting to the root of it would do to help relieve my symptoms. It seems that my symptoms have become a learnt behaviour and are being automatically generated by my brain because responding in this way has become so ingrained. For me personally, I feel that my reactions to my symptoms are more likely to make them persistent (e.g. hyper vigilance & always focusing on them) rather than getting to the root of what happened to me in the past. So this makes me wonder if my symptoms are far too established to be fixed by simply revisiting some traumatic events or anything anxiety inducing - and if so, at this point, if there is something very wrong with my brain and is not just a minor case of TMS, but is something more serious or advanced, such as fibromyalgia? I must say, that I do not really get any pains or aches throughout the rest of my body (or at least nothing bad), it is just limited to my torso and my back. Thank you.