I've been a member of this site since July 2014, now 42, reasonably fit - cycled 60 miles a few months ago and can easily cycle 20. Convinced 95% now that I have TMS (I have the TMS personality traits and suffer from Anxiety) but finding it hard to convince others. I have no idea why I have this really, I'm a very lucky man with an incredible stable family and very little to actually worry about. I don't bother pursuing the Doctor/alternative therapy route anymore although my friends and family want me to, a friend recently recommended a great back surgery Doctor and recommended I had Cortisone injections (I told her about TMS, I think she will be giving it a try soon as she had the injections three years ago and the pain funnily enough has returned). Lower back/buttock/leg ache still pretty much constant with some days better than others. I seem to be going through another difficult time at the moment (for no apparent conscious reason) and I'm finding the experience all consuming. I take Naproxen/Ibuprofen now and again when needed and find putting a hot water bottle on my back area helps. About to restart the Structured Educational Program again and try to do it properly this time as I didn't try journaling last time. I go to pilates once a week, listen to Dr Claire Weekes audiobook (Hope and Help for your Nerves really resonates with me), read Dr Sarno books and listen to the Buddhify meditation app on my iphone for support. Just to add, I still find it amazing that this still seems to be news to the medical profession and general public. I seem to come across friends, family and work colleagues who I identify with having some form of TMS who know nothing about it. Plus some people out there seem to be profiteering from providing psychosomatic treatment (i.e. programs, books, DVDs, audiobooks etc). I guess that where the 5% skepticism still comes from. Sorry about the title of the post, I was trying to be clever! I'd really appreciate any help/guidance/advice from anyone here.