Hi - This is my first post. My osteopath recommended that I read The Divided Mind, by Dr. Sarno, and when I read it I was pretty much convinced that I have TMS. There is still a small bit of doubt in the back of my mind when the pain is bad and I wonder if it could be something more structural, but I am 99 % sure it is TMS. I am 52 years old and have always been a very physically active person, but over the years I have experienced various degrees of pain in several parts of my body. And unlike a lot of people I know who have an injury that heals, my pain is chronic. I have experienced pain in my right shoulder for at least 8 years. At first I contributed it to too much mouse work on the computer. Also, an MRI on my neck showed degenerative disc disease, with some stenosis and kyphosis, so I thought perhaps that was contributing to the shoulder pain as well. Tests on my right shoulder showed tendonitis and I was diagnosed with rotator cuff. Then I started experiencing pain in my left elbow and left wrist around 6 years ago, and whenever I do anything for a period of time, such as writing, cutting up food, vacuuming or hitting a tennis ball for my dog to chase, I have pain. Shortly after that, my left hip and hamstring started feeling really tight and it hurt if I sat for long periods of time. This went on for quite some time. Then 4 years ago I started doing Hot Yoga. After about a year, I noticed I had less pain in my left hip which I was very happy about. But one day I started feeling the same type of pain in my right hip. Then after several months it shifted back to my left hip so I recently stopped the Hot Yoga even though I really enjoyed it. Then last year I was diagnosed with an overactive bladder. So it just seems to be one thing after another. And I have spent thousands of dollars over the last several years on pretty much every type of treatment there is. I just want to be active and not fearful of causing more pain in my body. When I do go for a massage, chiropractor or osteopath, they do confirm that my muscles and joints are really tight. But I assuming that this is also a symptom of TMS.