I am trying to accept the TMS diagnosis. I have jaw pain, ear conjestion, teeth pain and anxiety about all of it. The pain fluctuates in intensity and moves around. I've seen medical doctors, PTs, a chiropractor and an integrative Medical doctor who recommended Dr. Sarno's book. He also suggested seeing the chiropractor or an acupuncturist. This confused me after reading Healing Back Pain and Sarno's recommendation to stop all intervention. I guess I still had and have doubts about the TMS diagnosis, worrying that I may have something physically wrong with my bite/alignment or some other condition causing this strange constellation of symptoms. I am an aging athletic woman (58) and am having great difficulty accepting my aging and the other stressors in my life. I have read and listened to Alan Gordon's program which I found very helpful and relatable. I will work thru the structured program daily. I think my biggest hurdle is acceptance. I have been experiencing this pain for over 10 months with prior episodes of Achilles tendinitis, sciatica. Fortunately those issues are behind me. I thank anyone who will share his or her thoughts with me.