I've heard this thousands of time from every book and tms website that you have to believe this is tms 100% in your mind... I've come a long way in my recovery and can actually make some of my pain go away pretty quickly with just telling my brain to quit it and to stop. It's pretty miraculous. I still have some lingering symptoms that my brain isn't convinced is tms though. I think my skepticism is from countless doctors, practitioners (medical and holistic) I saw prior to learning about tms. It's the white coat syndrome that really did a number on my mind and is what is keeping me from moving ahead. I have such a mistrust of the medical profession right now. Maybe I'm feeling a little mistrust of tms as well and that's why I can't heal fully? I feel like lining them all up and screaming at them for this! And what's more infuriating is that they are doing this to a huge population of people every single day making people believe they have something wrong with them which keeps them in a state of pain so that they keep coming back for treatments and surgery. I was feeling pretty good today and then I got a new symptom which I have to believe is my brain trying another "gotcha". I never get stomach aches and, yet, today I did. Any advice about how to get over this stubborn hurdle?