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Come list evidence for why your pain is TMS!

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by walllc643, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. walllc643

    walllc643 New Member

    Despite compelling evidence that my pain is caused by TMS, I'm still struggling to truly accept the diagnosis. This doubt is terribly frustrating and is surely impeding my recovery. I created this thread for people to list all the evidence for why their pain is TMS, and to help one another reaffirm and accept the diagnosis. I'll go first...

    Personality: total perfectionist, extremely self-critical, constantly heaping pressure on myself, people pleaser, extremely insecure, struggle with anxiety, depression and OCD, constantly besieged by feelings of fear associated with the pain.

    Childhood: early childhood sexual abuse, parents hated each other and fought constantly, constant teasing by classmates all the way through high school.

    Life circumstances: I'm 27 years old and have bounced from one "career" to another since college. I've felt like an impostor during each stop along the way, constantly afraid of being found out and fired. I'm currently unemployed and living with my mother due to my mental and physical struggles, and I am massively ashamed of myself.

    The pain:
    • Occurs exclusively on the right side of my body - never on the left side
    • Deep aching in my foot and knee as well as my mid-upper back and abdomen - sometimes even my arm and face
    • Moves from one area to another depending on the position of my body, but sometimes simply at random
    • Pain ebbs and flows with my emotions
    • Inconsistent behavior - sometimes walking hurts and other times it doesn't. Same thing for sitting, exercising, sleeping etc.
    • No clear diagnosis despite countless visits to specialists
    • Pain came on slowly during a stressful time in my life
    • Pain was not brought on by injury, but did begin in an area where I have been injured multiple times throughout my life
    • Have had multiple "placebo cures" that only worked once and only for a brief period - massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, injections, medication etc.
  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Wallic, since nothing structural has been found for your symptoms, it is certain to me that they are from TMS.
    Your early sexual abuse and family arguing are "perfect storm" reasons for having TMS. So is your perfectionist personality.

    Don't feel guilty or ashamed for living back with your mother. She may even be glad you are there for her.

    You're definitely not alone in having repressed emotions from your childhood. The Structured Education Program can
    help you to discover how to deal with those emotions, which are mainly anger. Journaling about your girlhood will lead you
    to discovering more about yourself back then and how it affects you now. It takes us on a journey to better understanding,
    which helps lead to forgiveness. The Lord said "Forive those who tresspass against us." It's not easy, but it's the way to becoming
    healthy and happy.
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