This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question I LOVE that I can ask a TMS therapist a question. Thank you! My question is this: I have read all the books, completed the SEP and am happy to say my migraines, back pain, tension headaches have for the most part, disappeared. I am however, still bloating. I never considered bloating to be a TMS issue but I am beginning to question this. I have no major internal issues going on. I do have 2 small fibroids that are too small to cause any interference, so I am told. I been on a very healthy diet (no sugar, no wheat, no gluten, no dairy, no nightshades) for about 6 months now and the bloating still continues. It doesn't seem to be what I eat but THAT I eat! I wake up with no bloat, but as soon as I eat, it starts. I know that there is guilt attached to eating. Which comes from watching my mother feed us all before she fed herself and somehow, there is shame there too. I have no idea why, but I know its there. I wonder, has anyone dealt with bloating from a TMS perspective. I am a tall, slim woman with very little fat. I exercise moderately, eat well and the bloating is not uncomfortable or painful. I have no other gastro issues, I am not constipated nor do I get diarrhea. I have however, noticed that I hold my stomach in ALL THE TIME. It seems automatic. Probably because I think it will hold my stomach in! And I notice that holding my stomach tight all the time stops me from belly breathing. So my breathing is shallow and I am not getting any air into my stomach. That's all I got! Hope someone can give me some guidance. I am so fed up with being offered a seat on the subway (although it does have its perks) because I look pregnant. Even this morning, walking to work, I had a 'knowing smile' from a heavily pregnant woman. Funny. But not so funny. Thank you.