I am a 39 year old wife and mother of 2. I have been studying Dr. Sarnos book seriously for almost 4 weeks. I have been a runner for 20 years stopping only with each pregnancy for short periods of time. My running has always been both a stress reliever and almost a form of therapy for me. I did not know I was a type a personality until my physical therapist made the comment to me, I was kinda offended..lol. After reading Sarnos book I know that I am indeed a type a personality. My pain started intermittently a year and a half ago. I started getting a pain in my head right at the cranial 7th nerve. It would go away with Tylenol at first. I managed this pain for a long time also harboring a secret fear that I was dying. In October I entered a race and it ended up being an unorganized mess causing me to get lost on course and finish at the wrong line. I was very distraught I blamed myself for the confusion. It solidified there must be something really wrong with me. A few days later I woke up unable to turn my head. I made a dr.s appt terrified of what may come out of it. I was sent for mri on my neck. Results showed several bulging discs and an extruded disc. My doctor said no more running. I was crushed and scared. My life began to unravel, my neck head pain became my focus. Physical therapy, more xrays another mri, steroid shots. Everything showed little tendoinitis or nothing at all. My pain and anxiety worsened. I became dependant on rock tape to function. May 8th, on my son's 12th birthday my worry hit an all time high and I had a panic attack. I found Dr. Sarnos book and began reading it religiously. I removed my rock tape 2 days later and have not needed it since that was almost 4 weeks ago. My symptoms have moved from the cranial nerve pain to tension in the back and other side of my head. I also have the added perk of anxiety. I talk to my pain and can make it go away now. My concious brain really knows this is a result of my lifes trauma, but I wish someone would tell my subconscious. I am certain I will make a full recovery. I went back to running and feel great while doing it. I continue my life as though nothing is wrong but it is very challenging.