Hello! Let me introduce myself. I'm Nicola, live in The Netherlands, and I'm 37 years old. Sorry for the long story, but I feel like I need to write it all down to be able to share the entire picture. My journey started last year October, when I began having strange symptoms. It started with an itchy ear, then my vision became blurry, I felt dizzy. Then the left side of my face started to become numb. Uh-oh!! Doctor Google told me the most awful things of course, and my own doctor tried to calm me down. But all I could imagine was doom and disaster. Slowly the left side of my arm went numb, then my leg. I couldn't sleep, couldn't eat. I sat there sobbing at the drs office. Finally after weeks of begging her for some tests, she sent me to have an MRI. MRI came back completely clear. My symptoms all faded within a month. Diagnosis? Stress! I didn't even think I felt particularly stressed out, but I accepted the diagnosis and all the fear ebbed away. My doctor urged me to see someone, a pshycho therapist, someone who deals with psychosomatic symptoms. But you know what? I didn't feel like it. My symptoms had vanished! What's the point of talking to someone if I feel fine, right? Oh how wrong I was. Forward six months. It's the beginning of May. The Covid-crisis meant homeschooling kids, working from home, you know the deal. Again, I didn't feel particularly stressed. But I remember waking up with a racing heart every now and then. And those dreadful itchy ears returned. Then my nana died mid-May. I hadn't been able to visit her because she lives in a different country, which also meant we couldn't attend the funeral. The day after my nana died, I wake up with a stiff neck. It really hurt to rotate my head to the right. This went on for two weeks, then I decided to go to the doctor. She took one look and said: physical therapy. I've been going to physical therapy for a month now - no change. Neck still hurts day and night. No change, nothing. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I got another symptom: stomach pains. Again, all day and night. Doctor: take some Omeprazol. I didn't, because I hate taking medication. Because I knew it was all psychosomatic last year, I really want to accept that this is all due to stress. So I started looking for ways to cure myself naturally. I'm so happy I found this site, and really think there's a lot of sense in all of it. My only concern is: my neck pain and my stomach pain doesn't shift. It's there all day, no matter what I do. Then the doubt starts creeping in. Should I go for tests? In the Netherlands, and escpecially since my doctor thinks all my symptoms are stress-related, they don't just send you to have tests. Should I try and believe this program to see what happens? I've started journaling, meditation, and breathing. And plan on following the SEP. Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks for reading this far!