This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Hello, I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and am experiencing sever back pain. I just started reading Dr. Sarno's book, The Divided Mind. It makes so much sense and I do believe in its validity. My question is, if a person has TMS, is it possible that their pain will get worse before it gets better. especially in the beginning of treatment or even learning about it? Since I started reading the book and am now learning about treatment, my back pain has greatly increased. I don't know what to make of it. Can someone please share his/her thoughts with me?