Hi all, I work in clinical research at a cancer center, so my world revolves around having concrete evidence before being able to say it works. While I think it's very possible that I may have TMS, I feel so conflicted about all I know medically, about alignment and how everything works together and if there's one thing off, you can have pain somewhere else. Having had bad bouts of anxiety, I do also know the power of the mind over the body, but can the power be so much to explain having had to go to physical therapy three times in less than a year for three different "injuries"? I'm an otherwise healthy 31 year-old. Why should someone my age randomly have a glute problem/no actual diagnostic name for it, plantar fasciitis, and now tennis elbow that has lasted nearly 18 months despite already trying cortisone injection, occupational therapy, prednisone taper, Graston, Active Release Technique, stretching, icing, heat, rest, no rest, and now physical therapy? It just doesn't make sense. I feel broken, but I know I'm strong underneath. A little back story: I had anorexia when I was 12. I was successfully treated and continued to go to therapy through the years (even now), just to keep everything in "check." Over the years, especially since college, I've had random problems come up during stressful times. I had nearly 6 years of bad migraines, varying in intensity, but being so bad at one point that I only made it to work part time most weeks. Once we mutually parted ways, and I started working somewhere I had more passion for, they seemed to go away. I chalked this up to not being in front of the computer as much. During this time I also had terrible bloating. Since I adopted a gluten free diet, I haven't had the problem. But now I'm questioning if it's really gluten intolerance or not... While simultaneously planning my wedding and having an uncle diagnosed with a terminal illness, I had an awful rash on my forehead and eyelids. I used to have awful stomach cramps when I was in third grade because I was so unhappy at my new school. And most recently, the glute pain started about a month before my 30th birthday. It seemed to get better until the Boston Marathon Bombings (I live in MA and used to work in Boston), when it took a turn for the worse and that's when I got the tennis elbow (though that was a definite injury--my elbow blew up--and seemed to get better while I was concentrating on my glute injury). Once the glute injury healed, and I was finally back to running, I had a few weeks of bliss before the plantar fasciitis started up. Once that got better months later and I was once again slowly amping up my running while also taking an Anatomy and Physiology class (while working FT) is when the tennis elbow started acting up again. I lived with it being okay for a few months while getting various treatments. Then, recently, during a very stressful time, it suddenly got increasingly painful and I started worrying about it constantly. My glute pain and plantar fasciitis showed back up out of nowhere and I started getting weird pains in my left arm now. This is when I stumbled upong TMS (while researching all of my other options left for treatment). So...that's me in a not so quick nutshell. I think it's possible I have TMS, but I know it will require me to get rid of all of my doubts. This will be hard because I am a girl who needs facts! Cold, hard facts. Any other doubters out there who finally were able to convince themselves?