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Can kidney pain be TMS?

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by COgirl05, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. COgirl05

    COgirl05 Peer Supporter

    Hi everyone,

    I'm back! I just delivered a beautiful baby boy 6 days ago and had a great week. Last night, however, I developed this flank pain in my left side. It continued to get worse all night radiating into the kidneys. This morning it continued to get worse until I was in tears and went to the ER. They did a urine sample, blood work, and a CT scan and found nothing! They said it could possibly be a kidney infection that we caught too early, so they gave me an antibiotic to take. I also have some sharp groin pain now. It's moved all over today and only taking tylenol gives me relief. Is this TMS!?!
  2. David88

    David88 Well known member

    Mazel Tov!

    TMS can create pain almost anywhere. And the fact that the pain is moving around is suspicious. But don't take chances with kidneys. Let the doctors check you out until they're satisfied that it's nothing serious.

    Meanwhile, enjoy the new baby.
  3. COgirl05

    COgirl05 Peer Supporter

    I got the entire workup today and tomorrow they want me to do an ultrasound. The pain gets worse and then better. I've suffered from TMS for years now (as far back as I can think - even as a little girl). I realized today what a HUGE hypochondriac I am and how many "mystery illnesses" I've had in my 30 years. Things don't show up on normal diagnostic tests for me quite frequently. I am highly anxious also - and the postpartum hormonal swings are not helping matters. I was worried my whole pregnancy about TMS showing up afterwards as well. I catastrophize all pains in my body and I really want it to stop! I have managed the back pain (as of now) and worked really hard not to fear it because I learned that it comes and goes so frequently and I know basically when it will come, so the fear has been almost eliminated. Other symptoms though have power over me and I freak out! I cried almost all day and even more when the ER doctor came back with "I have no idea why you're in pain because everything is normal." I need help overcoming the hypochondria!
  4. mike2014

    mike2014 Beloved Grand Eagle

    This is a very timely post, i had discomfort on my left side and thought I had a problem with an organ. I booked in for an US scan and nothing was detected. A day later I had no pain.
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  5. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Cogirl. Your tests came out fine, that your pains are not structural or physical. So it HAS TO BE TMS. You said you worried about getting TMS pains during your pregnancy, so you were setting your mind to get them. Now just set your mind to the pains being psychological.

    It you'd read Dr. Sarno's Healing Back Pain you know about his 12 Daily Reminders. Here is an expanded version of them that I urge you to read and take to heart.

    Herbie’s Extended Version of Dr. Sarno’s 12 DAILY REMINDERS

    1. The pain is due to TMS. This is real pain or anxiety but it is caused by subconscious tensions and triggers, stressors and traits to your reactions and fears and also when at boiling point your conscious tension can and does also cause real pain.
    2. The main reason for the pain is mild oxygen deprivation. This means that when you get in pain or anxiety then the blood is restricted from going to your lower back, for instance. The blood being restricted causes oxygen deprivation which causes the pain. Remember, where there is no oxygen then there is pain in the body. Also, the pain stays because of fear.
    3. TMS is a harmless condition caused by my REPRESSED EMOTIONS so even though you think you can harm yourself from the years of pain you have felt and how you feel in general -- so far no reports have been heard from TMS healing knowledge causing damage to anyone, it only helps.
    4. The principle emotion is your repressed ANGER -- this means under your consciousness lies something that happens automatically to everyone. TMSers have repressions that are stored because of our personality traits, traumas, stressors, fears, strain, etc... When these stored repressions build and build, then eventually they cause the brain to send pain into your body to keep you from having an emotional crises. The mind-body thinks it is helping you.
    5. TMS exists to DISTRACT your attentions from the emotions, stressors, tensions and strains of your personality traits because if you can get distraction then you won’t have to be in emotional turmoil. When you don't face and feel your emotions and they get repressed because you didn't want to deal with something -- they are just adding up in this beaker, ready to pour over and create real pain and anxiety in your body.
    6. Since my body is perfectly normal, there is nothing to fear. So in reality when I fear the pain or anxiety I just cause myself undo strain and tension adding to the beaker of pain. If I fear, then I feed the pain, If I fear, it’s impossible to recondition. Fear keeps the pain and anxiety alive in the body through focus.
    7. Therefore, physical activity is harmless. If I want to work against the pain I could but it’s better to lose some of the pain so when I start my life over I have to be in pain trying to heal because facing the repressions and all the other activities that cause the pain and reversing my fear and focus to them, then I can heal.
    8. I am resuming all normal physical activity. I don't fear moving anymore. I believe in my body’s ability to heal now. I can move as I want. I will not fear moving with a bent back anymore. I will also practice going out and acting normal again, not in fear of what pain might do to me.
    9. The pain is unimportant and powerless. Its only power is how it is hidden -- its illusion, its fear.
    10. I will keep my attention on the emotional issues. I will think about my emotions and feel my emotions throughout the day. I will not judge, criticize or fear my emotions. I will not run from my emotional issues but face every one of them. I will feel my emotions fully and cry if I need to. Then I will release the emotion and get my mind and thoughts back to my life and living in the present.
    11. I am in control of all of this. This is how I recover.
    12. I will be thinking PSYCHOLOGICALLY AT ALL TIMES. This means I will keep my thoughts on psychological issues like happiness, fear and anger -- traits and triggers, conditioning and journaling -- The science behind mind-body/TMS healing, etc.... This way I will not feed my thoughts to the body -- that is a trick of TMS. TMS will always try to get me to focus on the body caused by the pain until I break its show and flair. When I get my attention off physical symptoms and on to emotional issues and psychological issues then I will not feed the fear of the physical issues anymore, thus making the TMS of no pain effect on the body. This will in return, give us the cure and become pain-free.

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