I have generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, and panic disorder. I probably also have social anxiety disorder and hypochondriasis. A therapist suggested it might be because my mom's body attacked me in the womb due to the Rh factor. Even the haven of my mother's womb wasn't safe. Regardless, I've suffered from severe anxiety for most of my life. I was raised by a somewhat anal mother and a father who hid is social anxiety. My sister suffers from severe social anxiety. My mom, sister, and I have migraines, my dad and I have IBS, and my mom, dad, and I have back problems. In fourth grade I woke up with an excruciating pain in my neck. My mom told me that it was due to a draft. I had back and neck problems on-and-off after this, and my parents started taking me to the chiropractor. They told me I had scoliosis. In ninth grade my back went out four times in one week. During this time I also developed IBS. Sometime in high school I demanded treatment for my panic attacks, so I was put on Paxil, which I eventually quit when the side-effects outweighed the benefits. Never, ever do what I did (quit cold turkey). I was stupid and it could have killed me. During the last year of college, my dancing group disbanded, so I have not been getting regular exercise. I graduated and had trouble finding a job. During this time I developed hypochondriasis and sciatica. I'm certain that not dancing at least three nights a week is a major factor in the increase in the severity of my TMS and anxiety symptoms. I'm so thankful to have found out about TMS and Dr. Sarno. I'm even more thankful that there are free and affordable options for TMS sufferers. Based on what I've read, I am a textbook TMS sufferer. I have no doubt that I have TMS; I also suspect that my anxiety disorders are also ways for my brain to distract me from "unacceptable" thoughts and feelings. I'm concerned that I won't be able to become aware of my feelings; I think I'm emotionally blunted, so becoming aware of my feelings is going to be a big goal for me. Thanks for making this wiki and forum available. P.S. My inner critic is telling me that it's self-obsessed and gross to talk about myself so much in this post. At least I'm aware that it's an attack by the inner critic.