Hey all, hope this finds you well... I was just reading around on some threads here and there is such a myriad of symptoms in these threads, and I realize that the symptoms themselves ultimately aren't important to recovery. I've been overcoming anxiety/stress disorder/TMS(?) type symptoms for about 8 years now. I've had some success, I've gotten my life back and had times of freedom. But ultimately, it finds a way to cylce back. I'm wondering if other people have dealt with these oft-changing storms of strong symptoms, as opposed to the traditional symptom imperative where one goes away when the other does as you do the TMS work, etc. I can be relatively OK for a few weeks, then have... -A few days or weeks of strong IBS issues -A few days of strong panic/constant anxiety without any reason or topic (just physically manifested) -A day or so of obsessive thoughts -Blips of strong depletion -A few days of strong negative thinking and frustration that feesls at odds with who I am... feels chemical in nature And the big one as of late... -7 months of continual off-balance/dizzy problems that never seem to turn off. (This one used to come and go, but then one day just stayed. I talk about it in the psychogenic dizziness thread. http://www.tmswiki.org/forum/threads/psycho-physiological-dizziness-syndrome-ppds.4599/ (Psycho-Physiological Dizziness Syndrome (PPDS)) ) I generally try to approach these storms with acceptance and to give my body some space and rest. But, admittedly... the mind can often ramp up into a place of fear over the symptoms *often seemingly on auto-pilot. It almost feels like a chemical, internal reaction when it ramps up to that level. Yet, underneath it I believe I am a healthy person. I know these are stress-related in some way. I've tried to look at this all emotionally. I do have a busy life, but a good life. I guess this many years in.. I'm surprised at the cylical nature - and that it can still come back so strong. Are there others out there who may experience this, as opposed to the traditional TMS - back problem for a while.... then RSI for a while... etc. Just looking for insights to make some progress. Thanks in advance for any thoughts!