Hi all, I'm on the tail end of a flare (pain is slowly but surely fading away as I've got over my fear spike), and I noticed something strange. I have a fairly mild case of a BFRB (body-focused repetitive behavior) - basically, I chew my lip compulsively and kink my beard hairs between my fingers. A fairly common version of this is biting your nails. Some others involving hair pulling (known by the tongue-twister term "trichotillomania"), picking at your face, etc. Thankfully, mine is pretty mild and its something I consider one of my lower priority issues, behind my OCD and TMS. At worse, I get a barely noticeable irritated red spots on my face, when it's particularly bad. What was interesting though was during my last TMS flair, I noticed my BFRB urges dropped dramatically. Now that my flare is ending (and my brain isn't preoccupied with my symptoms), my BFRB urges have gone up dramatically. Even my low-level OCD thoughts nearly disappeared and rose back up to their usual low frequency. But I was curious if others here had these issues and noticed them fluctate with their TMS symptoms? I definitely think TMS and BFRBs are distinct, but I could see how they might be linked, since they focus on your attention. Curious if there's any people here that happen to have both and if there's a relation between how the two affect you.