Hi, When I was in my early 20s I had a prolonged (very) stressful period in my life and subsequently developed what I would call a severe case of fibromyalgia. I suffered through it for many years and nothing I did relieved it in any way - and I tried everything. I discovered The Mind Body Prescription purely by chance in a bookstore and it immediately clicked with me. Although I had severe pain it took me a year to start therapy (strangely) but after starting I healed completely over the next 18 months. I was 100% cured by the understanding of the disorder. Unfortunately I was put on a benzodiazepine medication concurrently and I was on it for years. I withdrew from it over a couple of years but unfortunately I was left with what seems like something that is called 'protracted withdrawal syndrome'. It is a condition where people dont seem to be able to heal completely and have ongoing symptoms. I have had it for years now and it is like torture. I suffer a sense of 'vibrations' throughout my body and on my skin, I am dizzy and nauseous, my concentration is very poor and I have trouble thinking clearly, I feel 'out of it', I have tight muscles, and I have a generalized sense of continuous worry or what feels like anguish. I also a have continuous feeling of what I can only call 'discomfort' in my head. My question is - could these symptoms be acting like a form of TMS? To me there is a certain sense of my attention being completely absorbed by the symptoms - exactly like it was with the fibromyalgia. It feels 'locked in', like nothing I do shifts it in the slightest. My attention is completely locked onto this continuous sense of discomfort. I am thinking about it any worrying about it all day and I just cant improve. I know this doesn't fall into the classical TMS illnesses but I am wondering and hoping that maybe it is working like a new TMS. I have seen so many varied symptoms appear in these forums. The main problem I have is the DOUBT about whether it could be TMS. I got better from fibromyalgia because I didn't doubt the cause. And this is the most important factor in healing. You have to believe the cause is the unconscious mind creating the symptoms and keeping them in place. For me, unfortunately, I wonder if this is a 'physiological' disorder and from there I cant 'use' the mindbody approach successfully. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Could my mind be producing and keeping these symptoms going to keep my attention on them? I am really at the end of the line and the idea of it being TMS gives a a sliver of hope that I can heal. I am ready to start intensive therapy again if I could just shake this doubt. Thanks in advance. Your help is greatly appreciated.