Hello everyone! I am currently on day 32 of the program. I found this program because I had suffered from back pain for the past year - well I was cured of the back pain before I even got sarno's book! It just went away from being aware of it. But when I got the book I was shocked to see that tms might be the cause of my chronic hives & angioedema, which have plagued me for a decade. I get them almost every day (except the 9 blissful months of pregnancy!) with no apparent connection to my mood or stress levels - I even get them lying on the beach on vacation! And so while my intellect comes to terms with the fact that this must be tms, I'm having a really hard time knowing how to approach it. With the back pain I just told it to go away and it did. I cannot seem to do that for the hives. The mechanism seems to work differently. Or perhaps the patterns are more deeply entrenched than my back pain was? Its frustrating that I can find no success stories or tips from others like me. I also struggle with taking my antihistamines daily - I worry that I'm reinforcing the syndrome by taking them and believe me I've tried not to, but well - just google angioedema images and you'll see what I'm up against if I don't take them! So, any advice here on whether I should discontinue my meds and try to "fight" the hives head on? Ill confess that i hate that thought! They can be disfiguring and I have even had people ask me to leave a public pool once because they freak people out! I'm hoping I can just continue the program, which has been making a wonderful change in my mental state so far, along with practicing mindfulness meditation daily, and eventually I'll find I don't need the meds anymore.... Any advice is is very welcome! Thanks and looking forward to being part of this community!