I joined this forum a couple of weeks ago, but waited until today to start this program because I needed to have some of my concerns checked by my doctor before I was ready to start this journey. I am going on 11 months of chronic neck, shoulder, back and hip pain that ebbs and flows, moves around, and makes me feel like a crazy person. I read The Mindbody Prescription in March and had that "YES!!! This is me!!!" experience, and POOF!, the pain disappeared. For 6 glorious weeks, I was pain free. As my job and personal lives were presented new stressors, the pain returned, but this time in my left chest, shoulder and breast, which absolutely terrified me and I became completely consumed. The pain was excruciating, I got a sinus infection, a sty in my eye, and fever blisters in my mouth. To say I went down the rabbit hole would be an understatement! To start this process, I needed to see my doctor for a breast exam, have a mammogram, have my heart checked, etc.. Now that those things have happened and all came back okay, I am mentally and emotionally ready. I believe wholeheartedly that I suffer from TMS. This most recent bought of pain and sickness just proved to me how much my mind effects my health. I am feeling hopeful today. My pain has lessened in the past few days knowing that I am starting this program.