So, my level of acceptance of TMS.... I actually have no doubt that this is what's going on. Everything I've read and listened to so far brings true. I come from a large religious family and was not heard. I was encouraged to be invisible. My feelings were irrelevant and I was often told to grow a thicker skin. I have grown up feeling a failure because I didnt go to university. Any achievements were overshadowed by someone else always doing better. I went on to marry an alcoholic, who I spent years trying to fix. A 12 step program has helped me get beyond co dependency.... but I remain lonely and frustrated by the lack of emotional support. So I tick all Dr Sarmos criteria for this condition. My diagnoses are chronic fatigue and fibro. I've been " ill" for over 20 years. The pain can be huge....and I can pin point the emotional stress that brings on a flare up. It worries me where any released rage would go and who would be affected by it ! What would life without TMS mean to me ? I have struggled to feel part of the world. I've given up a career and am financially dependant on my husband. I cant run easily. I cant function well in the mornings. I feel detached from normal life. I would like to sleep well. Feel motivated to be up with the day, and pain free. I would like to feel normal again.