What this very thread talks about, the guru-like mentality, is what Forest used to ban my nickname from this forum. I called a poster out who spread misinformation as in "everything is tms" and he banned this nickname for that because it "destroys the peace here". The guy running this forum promotes a "everything is tms and everyone's interpretation of TMS, no matter how wrong it is, has to be cherished"-mentality and bans those who looks for truth. Truth is uncomfortable at times. Getting told you have cancer and you have to do chemotherapy is more uncomfortable than getting told that you should relax a little. We need to become aware of as much as medicine can offer us. 1.5 tesla MRIs, 3 tesla MRIs, ultrasonic(you can find nerve issues with it aswell), Blood tests for EBV, CMV, Herpes etc. There are workable solutions for all of that. But delaying things and telling yourself it was TMS after one arbitrary test is potentially lethal. Still, to me it is unclear what TMS really encompasses, so you could go ahead and do explicitly described exercises and when you do not get a certain result within a certain time frame, you should be able to dismiss TMS. But according to my understanding, the TMS approach has no exclusion property, ie you can never say that something wasn't TMS. Can you say that something wasn't TMS while at the same time having medicine find nothing?