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Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Johnde, Feb 18, 2022.

  1. Johnde

    Johnde New Member


    I posted back in November of last year when I started my TMS research. I read some of the books on the subject, went through the program (some of it), and then had the miraculous "cure". I felt great. I was steadily going to the gym 3x a week, lifting heavy, and making progress weekly.

    To be honest, I had almost totally forgotten about continually reminding myself about TMS. I think I even told someone about my ailments and said "now that I just don't pay much attention to it, it has gone away".

    Then.....I decided I wanted to go cross country skiing (since I hadn't been since the previous season), as well as play some badminton. I went three days in a row and after felt normal (good) soreness. Fast forward to about 2-3 days later and everything came crashing down. My elbows, forearms, thumbs, wrist, shoulders, neck, and back were intensely sore. It felt like I strained everything and then once one area hurt less like my elbows, then it was my thumbs and forearms, then it was my shoulders, then neck, etc. That was about 3 weeks ago. It is still continuing today.

    I managed to go to the gym a couple of times within the past three weeks. One day I did my legs and the other was a chest kind of workout, which didn't help matters. During all of this time, I was so sure it was an "injury" from skiing/badminton. I was deep into thinking it was my posture and form while skiing, a muscle imbalance, that I needed to do my stretches and strengthening exercises, etc. etc. I even started thinking that my symptoms are so varied that maybe I have Fibro. After thinking about that more and linking back to TMS again, it really doesn't matter if I do or not, the path needs to be the same.

    So now that things have been dragging on, I am back to TMS. It go me thinking, why doesn't anyone else I go skiing with have this happen to them? Why can I go to the gym for 3-4 months straight with little or no issue and then I do one different activity and it stops me in my tracks?

    I think I definitely took for granted "the book" cure. I obviously have a lot of work to do. I find I'm back to the same spot before, where I just am not 100% how to get to these issues in my mind that are causing my pain. I have recently talked out a lot of things with my wife in regards to things that are bothering my, my emotions, etc. I thought this might create some relief by acknowledging these somewhat suppressed feelings, but nothing yet.

    I just wanted to post something on here to share and to be accountable to again.

    Thanks for listening.

  2. Celayne

    Celayne Well known member

    Hi John,

    It’s pretty common for people who have a “book cure” to later have other symptoms appear.

    Your brain interpreted your normal soreness as a danger signal ; that’s why your sensations spread and have become persistent.

    You are definitely on the right track!

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