Hey everyone I'm introducing myself and saying 'hello' . A friend of mine told me about TMS at the end of 2019. I had never heard of it before, but I've always believed that the mind plays a huge part in health in general. I've had anxiety all my life to the point where I became agoraphobic and unable to live a normal life. In 2000 I came home from working abroad with a 'fever' and don't remember anything for three days while my now wife cared for me. I was in a bad way and dread to think what would have happened if she hadn't been around. And so began the onset of muscular pain, physical exhaustion, immune system problems, until it got to a stage where I was too unwell to work. In 2004 I was diagnosed with Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome, as it was called back then, and a few years ago re-diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I haven't worked since 2004 and my life has been ruled my pain, exhaustion and anxiety. I read an amazing book a couple of years ago that changed how I cope with anxiety, and I started to get my life back, but it's still there underneath. But this also left mainly physical discomfort, which became my focus. Then I was told about TMS from my friend. I bought Steve Ozanich's book, and after the first hundred pages, just stared in disbelief because he was practically writing about me! I was convinced that TMS was what I actually have. I then read John Sarno's 'Healing Back Pain', which reinforced the belief. So, here I am, ready to do whatever it takes. I'm nervous about addressing my emotions as I know I bury them and am terrified of them coming up and having to face them. I have a lot of work to do. Thank you for reading my (long, sorry ) introduction. I'm based in the UK, by the way.